Rachelle Dowdy

“Baby Raven Trio” 17" x 22" x 18" Mixed media: wire, muslin, sisal, paper-mache, caulk, India ink
“Baby Raven Trio” 17" x 22" x 18" Mixed media: wire, muslin, sisal, paper-mache, caulk, India ink

Photo by Chris Arend

 

Baby Raven Trio

Much of my work deals with themes like loss and identity expressed through contemporary bird and animal forms. When I applied for the residency, I imagined tapping into the grandiose. Instead, I discovered that no noise is not good noise for me. I found silence to be surprisingly uncomfortable! Fear of bears played a tremendous role in my Denali experience, although voles almost scare me more than bears. They have always made me scream like a girl. One goes to Denali expecting to experience the place, but I ended up experiencing myself.

— Rachelle Dowdy, 2003

 

Rachelle Dowdy, a sculptor, has had solo exhibitions in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Homer. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence with the Artist-in-the-Schools Program in Fairbanks, working with students from elementary age through high school. She gets ideas through her experiences and observations, and sees her work as a reflection of human relationships to Alaska’s landscape.Visit her website.

 
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