“My concerns have focused on our strained environment and the nurturing it needs. Without the primordial female instinct to care for our planet, we will, in a word, be lost. These works include large encaustic pieces glorifying glaciers that literally hold our future in their existence. Other series include images of the deepest parts of our ocean and its endangered inhabitants, The Marianna Trench Series and encaustic monoprints and paintings of jellyfish.
My current project “sticks and stones” is a reminiscence of a time when Sticks and stones were our fear as children, not bullets in the classroom or the grocery store. This project is also a video in combination with a painting project.
By combining video, painting, music, choreography and/or poetry I am simply expressing how life is so beautiful and complex it takes many dimensions to fully express it.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rae studied at American Institute of Art in Chicago and Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.
Her work has been shown in prestigious galleries in the US and notably, was accepted as one of 20 National Artists in the highly respected A.I.R. Gallery in New York in 2016.
Rae’s recognitions include Platform Artist of the Year Finalist with RMG, which hosts Spectrum Miami and Art Expo New York, Mixed Media Artist of the Year at the ADC Awards in Cincinnati, OH, The Bronze Award for Painting Forward, Best in Show at JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, and multiple merit awards in National Shows including the Valdosta National, Grosse Pointe Art Center, MI and the APS National Show at Chastain in Atlanta with printmaking work. Her work is included in the permanent collection of Museum of Encaustic Art in Cerrillos, NM
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