Rachael Wren

Circular Logic, 2011, oil on linen, 20" x 20"


Cylinder Drawing, 2009, permanent marker on mylar, 12" tall, 5.5" diameter


When illusions of three-dimensional, rounded forms started appearing in my paintings several years ago, I was curious to see what one might look like in real space.  So I made this cylindrical drawing (photographed from 3 angles), which helped me visualize the space between the front and back of that type of form.  I did some sketches from it, but soon realized that it was more interesting as an object in itself than as a tool to make paintings or drawings from.  It’s still on a shelf in my studio, and I like seeing it out of the corner of my eye as I paint, working with an accumulation of color and mark to develop related structures.  -Rachael Wren, 2012

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