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Remember Now: Posidonia Sea Grass by Rachel Shaw Ashton / jaggedart Gallery

Rachel Shaw Ashton hand cuts figures and forms from watercolour paper that is spray-painted. White, black or grey on white, each separate piece of meticulously cut paper is grouped together to form a stunning three-dimensional piece. Shadows between and behind each paper form create a dramatic tension. Despite the intensely laborious process of cutting each shape by hand, Rachel’s works have a fluid energy. Some works are calm; others are frenzied as the separate cuttings sweep up into one greater scenario. In some works, Rachel conveys a sense of realisation through the stirring of movement and in others a feeling of things being static and resigned.
Rachel’s new series of works are inspired by Posidonia grasses. At 200,000 years old Posidonia Seagrass is the oldest living organism on earth, oxygenating the sea and creating vast habitats for millions of sea creatures. But like so many other living things, it is quickly being eroded by human activity. The paper meadows are hand cut with a scalpel and some are painted with a subtle pigment made from washed-up seagrass by the artist Elizabeth Rose Langford. Rachel studied Illustration at Brighton Art School. She spent many years as an illustrator and subsequently concentrated on fine art. She recently had a solo show at The Gallery in Snape Maltings. Rachel has been represented by jaggedart since 2009.

£1,500.00

£1,500.00

Specifications

Year

2020

Materials

Hand cut paper and pigment

Dimensions

50 x 100cm

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