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Somerville Creators

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Rachel Mello

I find myself increasingly sensitive to the interdependence of very separate lives; to differences between us that are simultaneously superficial and profound. I have a deep love for nature, but home has always been in the city. I am deeply touched by communities of people, by the choices we make to find ways of living with and near strangers, and how we connect to and separate ourselves from our neighbors, the natural world, and ourselves.

Through my cut-silhouette grounds and their painted surface imagery, I'm working on pulling these personal landscapes out to the surface and making connections. I create work that seeps in slowly in of layers and connections. I'm interested, too, in rooting the act of looking into the present by incorporating the shadows cast on the gallery wall into the piece being viewed.