…the round key to the universe, which is so quick:
come touch the fire of this momentary blue, before its petals wither.
Neruda, Sonnet XXIV
“Exploratory. Genuine. Connected”
My work is exploratory, genuine, and evokes connectedness.
My goal is to use my materials (ink, water, lace, found objects, paint, charcoal) to engage with an idea and connect with myself, with the hope that the result connects the viewers more fully to their own experience. In my newest work, form and line influence one another; organic shapes and floral elements pushing into, against, and within other forms.
I recently rediscovered Pablo Neruda’s love sonnets and have been inspired by the abundance of his imagery and his exploration of love, nature, and mystery.
— Rachelle Mechenbier