Rachelle Mechenbier's Profile
The purpose of art is not a rarified, intellectual distillate –it is life, intensified, brilliant life. –Alain Arias-Misson
I make art that reflects the interplay between my mind, my body, and the world around me and that feels good to me. I wrote this sentence 8 years ago during my senior year in college, and it holds completely true today. A lot of my progress in art, as in my life, has been through trusting myself (mind and body) and exploring the world around and inside of me.
What I am trying to do with my work is to set up a space of full freedom for myself to make whatever it is I need to make next. In that space I can take what I have learned about art, what I want to know, how I feel, what I see, and the character of the materials themselves and explore. Discouragement is waiting for artists in the mouths of teachers, professors, and family members just as it is for…
- Born on December 30
- Joined September 28, 2010