Muyini / Stipple Point / Original
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"Muyini" by Rachelle Sutherland is an original stippling artwork on paper, custom framed in a dark metallic brown frame to complement the metalwork in the piece.
Muyini is Spirit in Palawa Kani Aborigine. The work is inspired by John Russell's ‘Selenographia’ 1797. The moon controls tides, waters and the Seasons. It is said to represent the realm between conscious and unconsciousness. The human race has been living by Lunar cycles for Millennia. There are countless cultural traditions relating to different phases of the moon. On Earth we only ever see the same side of the moon in different phases. This should remind us that despite our cultural and racial differences we are also all the same. The owl perched on top of the 'smaller' world looks over us, with wisdom, good judgement and knowledge.
The coin features Pegasus; this mythical creature reminds us not to lose our imagination.
Medium: Ink on bamboo paper
Frame Size: (h)500mm x (w)375mm
Please note: Exhibition pieces that have Sold will remain on display in the Gallery until March the 20th before being dispatched.
Rachelle was born in Aotearoa and is of Irish, Scottish, Indian and likely, Palawa descent. For a long time she felt at a loss as to where her ancestors came from, before they called Aotearoa home. After extensive research and questions (some that may never be answered), Rachelle was able to form a clearer picture of her Whakapapa's origins. The key in each piece represents her discovery and a sense of belonging that grew as she followed along her ancestral path.
'Spiritus is a mixture of my life and my ancestors. It questions what we can do better for future generations, by learning from our own life experiences and the lives of our ancestors, their culture, challenges, mistakes and successes'. - Rachelle
"Quiet and intricate" are words that come to mind when viewing the monochromatic works of Taranaki based emerging artist, Rachelle Sutherland.
Largely self taught, Rachelle specializes in an art form called Stippling or Pointillism. It is a time-consuming method using small dots of ink to create an image, and pieces can take anywhere from 20 hours to 450 hours, one single dot at a time.
Rachelle finds inspiration from flora and fauna, culture and recently she has been exploring her own ancestral history. She enjoys working with the Stippling process as it allows her to be precise and detail orientated. She wants the viewer to experience 'getting lost in the details' of the dot intricacies then stepping back to see those dots form a recognisable image.