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Rachel Stone

Rachel Stone was born in 1976 in the city of Schiedam in the Netherlands. She did a four year co-op with sculptor Miquel Penso and currently lives in Nijmegen.

"My ideas about feminism are maybe a bit shocking, but we all need to wake up in my not-so-humble opinion!"

"After the organisation of the big art festival I decided to give up on sculpturing for at least a little while finding the hard physical work hard to combine with caring for a baby."

"I had to re-evaluate my sexuality and sensuality, my role as mother, woman and human being in relation to other people, my daughter and the universe. Struggling with these different aspects of me; the mother, the sensualist and creator and the warrior I was left with a flow of images and idea's which needed to be expressed and find their way into the world."

"In my work I use mostly myself as a model. I achieve my effects first of all with my camera and then work on them when needed in photoshop. My inspirations come from everything I hear and see which immediately translates itself in a never ending flow of images, sometimes hard to keep up with so I am in the habit of writing them down now."

"I have two methods of working; One is the intuitive one where I get a certain feeling, collect materials and set up the scene in a short period of time. Examples of this type are the rosa series, the self portrait with orange phone, tea before I go and tea with me."

"The other method is working on a pre-conceived idea or concept. Examples are: the ten seconds exposure time series, scream free of fish, prometheus, untitled so far, lover's lament and the nightmare series."

"As a self-made woman, an auto-didact to the core, I have always been screaming and shouting, trying to add my breath to the winds of change, which should shake off the lethargy of human kind to become a more loving race, where men and women, equally regarded, take control over their lives instead of being controlled by those in power....to take off the pressure of the never ending flow of images in my head I started to create through means of photography; using archetypes and ancient and new symbols alike to get my messages across, finding this a more subtle and effective way to get response and actually reach the hearts of people; we, you and I, can make change by being that change!"

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Chronological Listing of Art by
Rachel Stone :

2004
From Dust Till Doll - 2004
Getting Colder Again - 2004

2005
8 Seconds to Capture a Ghost - 2005
A Series of 10 Second Exposures in B&W #1 - 2005
A Series of 10 Second Exposures in B&W #2 - 2005
A Series of 10 Second Exposures in B&W #3 - 2005
A Series of 10 Second Exposures in B&W #4 - 2005
A Series of 10 Second Exposures in B&W #5 - 2005
A Series of 10 Second Exposures in B&W #6 - 2005
A Series of 10 Second Exposures in B&W #7 - 2005
A Series of 10 Second Exposures in B&W #8 - 2005
Against the Wall - 2005
In the Clouds - 2005
Lover's Lament - 2005
Neptune Here She Comes - 2005
On the Stairs - 2005
Picking Flowers - 2005
Picking Flowers Too - 2005
Prometheus - 2005
Rosa - 2005
Rosa may Shimmer - 2005
Rosa Withering - 2005
Self Hard B&W - 2005
Self-Portrait with Orange Phone - 2005
Sinking Away in Shattered Dreams - 2005
Some Kind of Offering - 2005
Tea Before I Go - 2005
Tea with Me - 2005
(Work I) Contemplating the Endless Work - 2005
(Work II) Work - 2005

2006
A Second Before Disappearing into a Void - 2006
A Nightmare: 34 - 2006
A Nightmare: Creepers - 2006
A Nightmare: Flushed - 2006
A Nightmare: Heat me-So cold - 2006
A Nightmare: Kill the Doll - 2006
A Nightmare: Leftovers - 2006
A Nightmare: You See It - 2006
A Nightmare: Fin - 2006
Birth - 2006
Birth Pile - 2006
Drain Me - 2006
Dream of Dolls and Rabbits - 2006
Hanged Dolls - 2006
Hanged Self - 2006
Scream Free of Fish - 2006
Untitled So Far - 2006
Wake Me Up #1 - 2006
Wake Me Up #2 - 2006

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Neptune Here She Comes - 2005

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Prometheus - 2005

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Self-Portrait With Orange Phone - 2005

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Some Kind of Offering - 2005

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A Nightmare: Fin - 2006

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A Second Before Disappearing into a Void - 2006

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Dream of Dolls and Rabbits - 2006

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Hanged Self - 2006

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From Dust Till Doll - 2004

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In the Clouds - 2005

Drain Me - 2006, Click to see larger version.
Drain Me - 2006






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