Developing a practice which covers several media and disciplines, Rachel Betts-Wilmott is exploring how an interest in the manipulation of emotion can make a diverse practice cohesive.
Graduating from the Print Media department at the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2011, Rachel has taken her education in silkscreen, etching and lithography in different directions. In the last two years, in addition to her print work, she has been exploring the tactility of ceramic multiples, the traditions of tapestry, and the inherent narrative of works on paper.
Her work is characterized by a distinctive use of colour, animal imagery and text, making the ephemeral events which make up human existence more tangible and palatable. Often built on a foundation of humour, her work isn’t overtly comical, and sometimes seems even sad, instead focusing on the idea of humour: getting one thing when you’re expecting another. What she is giving the viewer is a pretty object, but what she is getting is an emotional response.
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