In reading back through her blog, it was interesting to note the ways Rachael's art has evolved. She studied creative photography in college and for the past several years has been using recycled materials and found objects to create collages and altered books.
Paper cutting has been her focus this winter. A love of nature finds its way into her work, as she often cuts waves and leaves.The shadows cast by these sculptures add another layer of interest.
Rachel doesn't draw a design first, but instead cuts a repetitive shape freehand, obviously with much control. This pyramid is separate paper cuttings adhered to one another, unlike the box-shaped sculptures that are one piece.
While the word Art is not 3D, Rachael created it after visiting paper artist Elsa Mora's new site Art is a Way. She shares how she went about cutting the design here.
Typography is not an area of interest for Rachael normally, but she enjoyed combining it with paper cutting. Her perfectly cut crescents result in lovely letters and I hope she'll continue.
Visit Rachael's Etsy shop to see her collage work and follow her enjoyable blog that she updates regularly with new work, gallery exhibits, and commissioned designs.