‘I try to capture the impossible,
the swirling mist of a dreamers mind…’
Rachel Ann Stevenson evokes Shakespearian tragedy, the gothic grotesque and Venetian beauty, her beguiling sculptures entice and seduce. The artist’s sensitive inclusion of taxidermy adds a peculiar morbid charm to these narratives of inner torment and lonely despair.
Stevenson’s astonishing attention to detail breathes life into mysteriously macabre characters; the trancelike gaze of a delicate face … a carefully crafted collar bone … the gentle lines running across an elegantly poised hand. Encased within glass, Stevenson’s sculptures beckon viewers to interpret the otherworldly ‘part imagined part remembered’ tales of dreamers.