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Tide Pool

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"This work is inspired by childhood trips to the ocean, and the fleeting connection to the natural world that is childhood. Children today are less connected to nature, and the destruction of nature is removing their opportunity to connect with it. This work blends our adult memories of our childhood with the reality of our experiences." - Rachael Speirs

Fabric, embroidery, paper, acrylic and gouache on canvas.

Speirs is an award winning self-taught artist who creates fascinating works using paper, fabric, sewing machine, hand stitching, gouache, watercolour, acrylic, embroidery and other objects. Her background in social work has provided her with a combination of academic discipline and practice-based professional concern, as well as insight into the basic needs of communities. This and her unique use of the medium collapses the division between conceptual art, contemporary art and the public.