Hillsdale College Art Major, 2018 Graduate. Artists Statement: Nature lies at the basis of reality. The natural world and human nature not only surround us, but thrive within us. A flower blossom, a tidal wave, the breath of a child: each communicates an aspect of beauty with the beholder. This relationship of wonder characterizes our daily lives. We enter the universe alone and throughout our lives cultivate these interactions that carve our beings. Without pursuing beauty, we would not be who we are, or become who we are meant to be. Art explains these relationships, the same ones that inspire my work. But our humanity cannot be simplified or generalized. The moments that make up our lives are unique to each individual. Every action is motivated by some different purpose: The purpose of better living. Within nature’s own course, humans express their most raw emotions filled with hope, and captivating virtue. The camera possesses the ability to grasp those perfect moments of true humanity within nature. I attempt to capture those most free moments of life, when humanity reaches its heights and falls to its lows.
Rachael's ArtPrize Entries
These are Rachael's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.