Rachel Houghton

Creative Practice

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.

Tags: Belonging, Car Door, Copper, Displacement, Etching, Found Object, Landscape, Metal, Nature, Steel, Time, Urban

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