“Like hungry little spiders..”

May 20, 2012 No Comments

 

Rachel Birdsell is one interesting artist. She has an incredibly unique sense of humor and it shows in her found art projects. It can be said that Rachel is a huge contributor to environmental awareness, keeping loads of objects from ever reaching the landfill and turning them into art. She tries to give homes to things that she feels that no one else would ever love (why else would these objects wind up in the trash?) When not creating art, Rachel can be found at local thrift stores, flea markets and junk sales, looking for old objects to breathe new life into.

Her art is border line creepy, looking as if it were stolen from SId’s bedroom of horrors in Toy Story or maybe even conspired alongside Tim Burton. Though her art can come across and strange and unusual, it has a sense of old world charm. It is as if her dolls reflect a darker and stranger childhood that many people secretly had. Her assemblage art pieces seem like they almost tell a story that should never be seen in separate parts. Looking at this now, I cannot seem to wipe this odd, perplexed and amazed smile off my face.

Her paintings and graphic design mimic her love of found objects. She specializes in collages of old, victorian imagery. She takes old, fragile images and brightens the colors to give them new life. Her graphic design items can be found for sale at her Etsy shop.

Whether you find beauty or oddity (or both) in Rachel Birdsell’s art, come back and tell us about it.

Written by Myranda Harnage

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