|Abstract Artist Rachel Lewandowski|
I have been seeing the art of Rachel Lewandowski pop up in my Instagram and Facebook feeds for awhile now and I am always struck by the power and attitude inherent in her fascinating, abstract creations. I was eager to interview Rachel and learn more about the story behind her paintings and her process and she did not disappoint. Enjoy!
|Rachel: This is a favorite of mine that I will probably never part with. A single raven soaring through the clouds. I love how the color blending worked out.|
Question: I know art speaks its own language but if you had to describe your work in only six words, what would they be?
Rachel: Only 6 words is hard. My best answer would probably be "Abstract art inspired by the elements".
Question: Who is your favorite artist (in any medium) and how do they inspire you?
Rachel: I can't say that I have a favorite artist. I love the aesthetic of Aiden Hughes, who does almost propaganda-style posters and prints. I've recently fallen in love with the work of Brian Kirhagis, whom I discovered on Instagram last year. He does a sort of abstract portrait...it's difficult to describe, but it truly gives an emotional reaction.
|Rachel: Also a favorite of mine. 4 canvases stacked together (I used a staple gun and Gorilla Glue to make that happen), with diluted acrylic paint cascading over the layers. Modern yet not. Definitely eye-catching on a wall.|
Question: What inspires you to create?
Rachel: I draw inspiration from so many things...I have a fascination with the Northern Lights, how colors seem to blend in the sky, highlights and lowlights seamlessly flowing in and out. The patterns found in crystals and gemstones always capture my attention. The way that light will catch on a fissure in the stone, bringing a flash of brilliant color that was otherwise hidden.
|Rachel: This is the second piece I did for the mosaic collection I started this year. Black canvas, black acrylic paint, and black tiles accented with a few shimmering clear ones. Simple, modern, clean. I was so proud of this beauty. |