- Find your Freedom -
1200 x 800mm
Those times where the heart simultaneously yearns for the freedom and whimsy of youth, yet the comfort and wisdom of age; when memories crystallise around borrowed nostalgia from an unlived era; where long, lazy summer evenings and salt-licked beach trips seemed all there was; and daily life was punctuated by questionable marketing messages and culturally accepted sexual objectification; where men were men, soaked in grease and beer, and women sat in leather corsets astride giant, phallic Coke bottles.
Rachael's work is typified by affectionate parody, gentle wit and technical precision as she explores the icons and imagery of bygone eras. This series captures the economic crafting of mid-twentieth century travel marketing art. It strives to honour the astonishing and painstaking precision of this form, while paying homage to postcard visions of both her native New Zealand and her new home in Devon, England.