Muyini (Moon) | Original

Rachelle Sutherland

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'Muyini' is an original pointillism work by artist Rachelle Sutherland. The title Muyini translates to 'spirit' in Palawa Kani Aborigine. 

The work is highly symbolic as described by the artist:

The work reproduces ‘Selenographia’ by John Russell 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 all 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 imaginations. 

The work has been framed in an aged metallic frame with a double mat ready to hang.

Year: 2021

Dimensions: 230mm (w) x 350mm (h)

Framed Dimensions: 370mm (w) x 500mm (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.