Rachel Theodorakis is an emerging sculptor and graduated with Second Class Honours from the ANU School of Art & Design in 2017. During her studies she was nominated for the International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards, along with four Emerging Artist Support Scheme Awards.
Rachel’s practice is gro
unded by Buddhist philosophy and she explores themes of mortality, identity, transitions, ritual and culture. Creatively she draws upon intellect but is driven by an internal navigation focused on embodied life experience, emotion, tradition and cultural heritage. Rachel works across the mediums of bronze casting, constructed steel, plaster and found objects. Her most recent works, as shown here, utilise bones as icons of self.
Although Rachel’s work is created through deeply personal narratives, once in the public domain she intends the viewer to experience it in their own subjective way. The only evidence left of her personal narrative lies within the titles.
Januss, 2017, bone, silk ribbon, cotton thread, 26 x 55 x 38 cm, Photographer: Brenton McGeachie
Death Becomes Her, 2017, bone, silk ribbon, cotton thread, 14 x 34 x 32 cm, Photographer: Brenton McGeachie
Transference, 2017, bone, waxed cotton thread, stainless steel, 42 x 36 x 19 cm, Photographer: Brenton McGeachie
IlluminationI I, II, III, 2017, bone, waxed thread, acrylic paint, 25 x 12 x 11 cm, Photographer: Brenton McGeachie
Evolution Series III, 2017, bone, acrylic paint, cotton thread, bees wax, stainless steel, 85 x 24 x 30 cm, Photographer: Brenton McGeachie
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