"Her decisiveness and discipline
Her patience and determination
Part of Rachelle's Sutherland's 'materfamilias' series, which explores the matriarchs from our past and present, 'Ida May' has been created by using dot after dot over 200+ hours in a method called stippling to create the silhouette of a boxing ballerina.
Throughout the 'materfamilias' series the rose represents what is passed on from one generation to the next. It can be manipulated, it can evolve: history can't be changed, but what we carry into the future can be.
'Ida May' has been float mounted in an ornate pewter frame with a dark blue velvet mat. The raw edges of the work have been left exposed.
Dimensions: 770mm (w) x 500mm (h)
Framed Dimensions: 980mm (w) x 720mm (h)
Medium: Coptic Multiline SP on acid-free 300gsm Fabriano Paper
Self-taught artist Rachelle Sutherland explores a variety of artistic mediums from painting and ink works to embroidery.
Growing up in Taranaki, Rachelle returned home after some time overseas and now resides on a lifestyle block in Hawera with her husband and young family. When not at work, or spending time with her children and pet Clydesdale, Rachelle can be found in her home studio unleashing her talent.
Rachelle’s current work showcases the time-consuming mechanism of “Stippling” – a process using small dots of ink to create an image. Rachelle’s current pieces are inspired by wildlife, and the struggles that beautiful creatures all over the world face often due to humans.
Having long supported and admired the works of other artists, Rachelle took the leap in 2017 to start exhibiting her work in galleries and competitions.
Quirky Fox is privileged to be Rachelle's first gallery.
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