Rachel takes us on a spiritual, existential journey with her photographs and paintings as she explores themes surrounding risk-taking, fate and chance; exposing how our own mentality determines our ultimate fate. Rachel speaks out about the global warming crisis, and the healing, grounding role of nature as it brings us back to ourselves. We also discuss her latest Photography project on portraits of Los Angeles psychics and modern mystics; emblematic of spiritual healing and guiding others.
For Patrick, art is the ritual act of healing. Throughout this pandemic Patrick has turned to art for inner development and as a form of 'medicine' to sustain the health of his mind and body. In his vibrant works, he seeks to awaken the senses and encourage viewers to connect with their wild, natural selves. Patrick shares how solitude is vital for his art practise and how he is a detective on the hunt for aesthetic beauty and resonance.
Eline combines contrasting disciplines in her art practise; merging the geometric constructs found in Maths and Physics with the organic, fluid movements found through painting. Her pieces centre around ‘Hu’ the ‘Flower of Life’ which symbolises unity and eternal creation. Eline talks us through how 'Hu' influences her art; the importance and necessity of music as she works; and her aims to create art more sustainably.
Jessica Matier's playful pieces explore our relationship with nature and society. They look at how we as adults exist in the world as we grow from our childhoods. We talk about how her creative process takes shape organically and instinctively from her body; the challenges she faces as an adult, and her connection with her studio.
Artist Ellen Claes explores the contradictions associated with control and questions the compulsiveness and unpredictability of how we experience fear with her expressive paintings. Ellen shares how she finds balancing control and surrender in her own life; from being a mother to two teenagers, to how she creates art. She shares how lockdown has affected her art process and some of the lessons that have shaped her work so far.