Rachel Houghton’s work seeks to explore what lies beneath or beyond the surface of an image or view of a landscape.
Often, various surfaces are manipulated with chemicals to etch away the outer layers, to reveal hidden histories and buried truths. Through this approach, the work takes on a more visceral quality than a photographic representation could achieve.
Her subjects are usually places/ images that encompass the passing of time and carry a sense of displacement. More recently, referring to both the extraneous nature of the context within which the car is located, and the nature of the location itself.