Rachel Znerold calls this series "From the Depths," and even the unwitting observer can see why. Her fascination with all things natural and miraculous defines these amazing works on canvas. Be it microscopic, astronomic, oceanic, or geologic her inspiration might be obvious but it's not specific. The images portrayed in the series are bold, organic, and mystic. Her childhood imaginings have now served her well, for she tells the tale of her travels in a universe microscopic, telegraphic, and artistically otherworldly.
When I first laid eyes on this work, massed-out on a big wall in her studio, I thought it looked like an immense sunken treasure. As if a pirate's booty of precious gems, stones, and jewels had come to rest on the sea floor. The closer I looked I was reminded of my time publishing science textbooks, combing through thousands of microscopy slides of organelles and cultured colonies. A little creepy but riveting. Looking again, I saw whole galaxies like Hubble's postcards from the edge or like the--now kind of amusing--background sets from Star Trek. I'm so happy to have Rachel's work in the store, especially during this time of year, as it transform the space into a jewelry box of goodies.
As Rachel puts it, her "artwork becomes a frenetic meditation on one beautiful and miraculous moment, capturing that fleeting sideways glance, that blurred glimmer of emotion deep within the heart of the everyday." It's as if each image is a moment in time, some natural phenomenon suspended and polished to be treasured and revered as impossible and amazing. Rachel's work is acrylic on canvas with china marker. It is dimensional without layers upon layers of paint. We have 22 of the paintings from the series, available in three sizes, the 6x12in are $300.00, 10x10in are $400.00, and 12x12in are $500.00 each. A 20% discount is given for 2 or more paintings. Come in soon to enjoy them!