Rachel Gourley

Medium: Clay

Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains


Rachel set off years ago to work her way around the world, and got as far as Vancouver. Since then she has not ceased to be inspired by the mountains and the ocean shores.
A previous brief period as a botanical illustrator concentrated her attention on the miraculous patterns in nature.
Discovering Polymer Clay in 2001 was an epiphany. Here was a medium which allowed her to create the organic qualities of natural forms and give expression to the strange and wonderful inspirations not only from the West Coast but also from living and traveling for 15 years in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Recent work involves exploring the juxtaposition of Polymer and landscape. She then records the image as a photograph.


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