Medium: Mixed Media
Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains
Rachael Ashe creates hand-cut artwork and installation from paper inspired by visual patterns found in nature, and influenced by textile design and production. She is attracted to techniques that involve repetitive action as a form of meditation and devotional labour. She is curious to see how far a simple piece of paper can be sculpted and reformed as most of the surface is removed. Organic forms and geometric shapes are carved through an iterative and spontaneous method of freehand paper-cutting, moving in a rhythmic manner to allow the movement of her knife to flow intuitively.