Reproduced from an original pointillism work by Rachelle Sutherland 'Spirit' is a limited edition print featuring a seahorse and mānuka flowers
The work is highly symbolic as described by the artist:
In many cultures including Palawa (Aborigine), the seahorse is believed to be good luck and a symbol of strength and power. Majestic, yet small in size, these creatures have always invoked a sense of wonder in me with the way they move through the ocean.
Surrounding the seahorse are mānuka flowers, a Scottish crest buckle used in clan crests and koru shapes representing growth, strength and peace.
The coin features an Elephant (Gaja-Hindu), symbolic in India and representing prosperity, protection, wisdom and vitality.
Edition Size: 30
Dimensions: 135mm (w) x 260mm (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.