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I earned my BFA in metal/jewelry design from Buffalo State College in 2009 and am earning my MFA in Studio Art (metal/jewelry design concentration) at Towson University.

“Sir, your armor will not fit me, but I find it suiting you.” -Erik Peterson, musician/political activist


Modification, manipulation and mutation are concepts that are prominently featured in my figurative work and how I choose to live my life. Modification has changed the way that I see myself and the way the rest of the world responds to my appearance. The choice to heavily modify and permanently adorn my body has made my life difficult and rewarding. Many of my works include stitching and repetition expressed in metal and fiber, which are powerful ways of showing the process of physical healing, emotional restoration and metamorphosis. It is in making wearable, non-functional jewelry that constricts the wearer’s movements that allows both the viewer and the wearer to step into my place in this world. I use both humor and irony to create layers of meaning in my pieces and I strive for my works create a push-pull feeling between the viewer and the piece. In my current work, I try to show how our experiences can consume and change us into something that we never knew we could be.

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CALL FOR ENTRY: Fabricated Juried by Rachel Timmins

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

Fabricated: An Exhibition of Wearable Art

Deadline for Entry: December 3rd, 2012

Exhibition Dates: February 2nd - March 3rd, 2013

Description: Fabricated is an all-media exhibition featuring “wearable art," which refers to individually designed pieces of…

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At 8:26pm on April 6, 2012, Tom Supensky said…

Rachel...best of luck to you at Towson.  From a retired professor at Towson.  Tom Supensky

At 7:26am on April 6, 2012, Stephen Saracino said…

Hey gal,

Nice shoulder piece on Crafthaus. Nice to see your brain whalloping reality...

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At 8:46am on November 19, 2011, Kathleen Brughelli said…
Congratulations!  Well deserved feature. I love your work. 
At 9:18am on June 2, 2011, Stephen Saracino said…
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At 10:38am on June 1, 2011, Stephen Saracino said…

Rach,

 

Featured is what you are...

 

Stefano

At 6:40am on May 17, 2011, Michelle Pujol said…
nice work Rachel
At 5:28pm on March 28, 2011, Tara Nahabetian said…
Way to go, lady. Featured Artist.
At 7:37am on March 27, 2011, Dennis Nahabetian said…

Right on, Rachel. Featured Artist Extraordinaire.

At 4:14pm on March 26, 2011, Leisa Rich said…
You continue to amaze me!
 
 
 

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