'Aatma' is an original pointillism work by artist Rachelle Sutherland. The title 'Aatma' is Hindi for spirit.

The work is highly symbolic as described by the artist:

Bats are fascinating creatures; they are the only truly flying mammal and have symbolism in many cultures. Bats don’t always carry a dark message; they also encourage spiritual growth by letting go of one’s ego and reminding us to remain in the present. 

The matching coin is a bee; in Scottish culture bees are believed to carry messages between the two worlds. Some parts of Scotland believe that while sleeping, a person’s soul leaves the body in the form of bees. 

The work has been framed in a soft wood-toned frame mat ready to hang.

Year: 2021

Dimensions: 180mm (w) x 290mm (h)

Framed Dimensions: 310mm (w) x 430mm (h)

Medium: Coptic Multiline SP

Quirky Fox: Art + Framing

Self-taught artist Rachelle Sutherland explores a variety of artistic mediums from painting and ink works to embroidery.

Growing up in Taranaki, Rachelle returned home after some time overseas and now resides on a lifestyle block in Hawera with her husband and young family. When not at work, or spending time with her children and pet Clydesdale, Rachelle can be found in her home studio unleashing her talent.

Rachelle’s current work showcases the time-consuming mechanism of “Stippling” – a process using small dots of ink to create an image. Rachelle’s current pieces are inspired by wildlife and the struggles that beautiful creatures all over the world face often due to humans.

Having long supported and admired the works of other artists, Rachelle took the leap in 2017 to start exhibiting her work in galleries and competitions.

Quirky Fox is privileged to be Rachelle's first gallery.