The Japanese concept of MA - “the interval which gives shape to the whole”. A pause in time, a gap, space. Rachel explores this concept visually through sculpture, focusing on the space in-between structural elements, using space as intervals.
The structural elements are inspired by a font Rachel created, exploring themes of perception and communication, influenced by the challenges she faced when moving to Tokyo and being surrounded by language and alphabets she couldn’t communicate in. The font aims to combine elements from alphabets from all around the world with a focus on abstraction.
In these difficult times Rachel was unable to exhibit these works in a physical space as planned however she felt the concept is more relevant than ever right now, with an emphasis on giving yourself headspace from the overstimulation of media and the pressure of constant communication.
Victor Frankl, the Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist talks about the importance of giving ourselves space 'between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.”
Rachel hopes you are able to explore this exhibition in a moment of peace, take some time to move around the virtual space.