Reproduced from an original pointillism work by Rachelle Sutherland 'Spiorad' is a limited edition print; the title translates to 'spirit' in Gaelic.
The work is highly symbolic as described by the artist:
In Gaelic culture, swallows are thought to be messengers and spirits of the other world bringing love, peace and loyalty. Around my house I am very fortunate to have swallows flitting about, making them an obvious choice to featuring in Spiorad.
The matching coin is an octopus and represents the story of Kupe and his defeat of te wheke (octopus). This to me, represents courage and determination to protect your whānua.
Edition Size: 30
Dimensions: 240mm (w) x 370mm (h)
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.