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By Rachel Bull, 01/02/2020 - 20:55

'Rift' - New Artworks 2019 #2

'Rift' was a collective exhibition by the studio holders at Northlight Art Studios in June 2019, Hebden Bridge, as part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

There were many great interpretations of the word. I chose to interpret the word rift as the rift with the natural world that our modern lifestyle is causing. Our possible rifts with so many species facing extinction through loss of habitats, climate change and hunting. I went out of my comfort zone and did two acrylic paintings and wrote a poem! As well as having a great excuse to make a big dry point etching of a black rhinoceros. In the style of the gray whales form earlier in the year. Have a look:

'I don't want your hope. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic and act as if your house is on fire.' Greta Thunberg