My interest lies in the diversity and suggestiveness of objects and materials, both organic and manufactured.
I work with collected fragments, including paper, textiles, photographs and natural materials, to produce work with a narrative element which fluctuates between the fictional and non-fictional.
The process of working with these objects is important, allowing me to experience both their materiality and their connection to lives past or places altered.
I arrange these materials with specific intention, in order to suggest strands of meaning and connection previously unconsidered and unrealised. The objects become suffused with a new validity, and rather than being mere souvenirs, they resonate with personal and symbolic significance.
See more of my work in ‘Trust the Tale‘ exhibition.
Nicola Rae, November 2013.