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Majesty and Solitude: Art by Rachel Lambert


A photograph of a green bed of seaweedWeed Beds #3, photograph

Multidisciplinary artist Rachel Lambert explores photography, sculpture, land art and more in her practice. The artist’s recent photographic works capture moments of majesty and solitude in remote areas.


A photograph of an expansive cloudscapeRolling Weather, photograph

 

In Rachel’s photographs, there is a curious sense of intent focus – though the subject of the image and the framing itself may be expansive, the artist tends to turn her gaze to only one form or figure, which takes up most of the frame. Images of rolling clouds in the sky, for example, use only a sliver of horizon for grounding, but one that offers little context. In other photos of trees and rocks, the idea is to some extent reversed – the viewer’s eye is drawn to a close-up, textural subject, though small fragments of background tell of an immense expanse.


The front page of Rachel Lambert's art studiowww.studiorachellambert.com

 

The artist’s work in other disciplines seems to use a similar atmospheric approach. In Rachel’s gallery of Land Art, the artist hints playfully at her own presence using fragments of her own body, like a hand or fingers intersecting with the landscape in the photo frame.


A photograph featuring the artist's hand touching green mossPet the Moss, photograph


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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