COMPILATION OF WORK IN DIFFERENT MEDIUMS
FIBERS, An ongoing collection of various fiber art projects and commissions. The fibers are sourced from a few local shops in Oslo, Norway. The “fat and happy” is a wool and acrylic blend from Pickles Oslo, a boutique sourcing Norwegian wool and working with women in Norway. The fuzzy threads in the projects are silk-mohair and/or alpaca threads usually sourced from Peru.
The scarves are fully handknit, and meant to used and styled in a myriad of ways. The yarns are naturally anti-microbial and can be aired-out, spot or dry cleaned.
For commissions contact Rachel at: email@example.com
Out of the Blue, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, Sold.
Desert Sunset Woolie, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, Sold.
Mustard Woolie, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, Sold.
Butterscotch Skjerf, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, commissioned.
Neapolitan Woolie, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, commissioned.
Nordic Lys Skjerf, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, commissioned.
Desert Sands Woolie, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, commissioned.
My WOOLIE is soft and cozy; the perfect thing to keep my neck warm on cold days and nights. Rachel took the time to choose colors that fit my taste and personality. Thank you!
-Jonathan Skurnik, California, USA
Nordic Sol, 2020, single colour cotton with two-wool, collected by an artist in Italy.
Denison Borealis Blanket, 2018, dip-dye alpaca, wool bland.
Delicious and soft wool plaid, which can warm even on the coldest days and it does not scratch.
I use it both as a blanket, bedspread and plaid and since wool is unique in being able to insulate against both heat and cold, it is in use all year round. Wool is nature’s own choice of clothes, and therefore also my choice. -John Wagner, Denmark
The knitted scarf we received was crafted of fibers balanced just right together. Not just the colors but the combinations of material working in harmony and creating a piece that is timeless!
Glad to know you have been working more with the knitted pieces. It seems to me different types of materials will have a different energy to them even and I don’t think many people get that like you do. I like to think about how the very small things in life such as a wool thread or microbes inside and outside us all are such valuable neighbours. It seems many times we think that only certain aspects of our mind or statuses are what matters to one another, but there is so much that makes us each up and weaves together. In fact so much more than we likely know about our own being let alone each other. Life is a precious and good thing and what an opportunity we have each day we wake up.
-Kurt, Michigan, USA
Cake Comfort Puter, 2019, multi-coloured wool, pillow, sold to collector in Los Angeles.
Ovalo Woolie, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, commissioned by an artist for a family gift.
Bellarus Woolie, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, single colour alpaca. Commissioned by a client as a gift for a family member abroad in Bellarus.
Stein Skjerf, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, single colour alpaca. Commissioned by a muscian, educator, and public service professional in Los Angeles, California.
Rock Progeny Woolie, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, multi-colour alpaca, commissioned by a designer and business owner in Oslo, for his daughter.
Hauge Bliss Wrap, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, single colour alpaca. Commissioned by an Osteopath in Oslo, Norway.
Silverberg Tre Skjerf, 2016-2017, dip-dye brown wool, white and maroon alpaca.
Scarf with poem purchased by nature scientist and geographer. “As rings on a tree, this soft wrap grew, knitted, unearthing, mighty threads of soft white into rounds, encircling, a body warm.“
Wagner Vein Blanket, 2017, two-colour wool. Purchased by an artist & collector.
Keeping warm. The relationship between the mind and the body can be most directly understood by experience. As feeling and sensation are subjective, individual territory, the Vein Blanket uses colours to visualise pathways in which circulation travels around the body. The weight of this blanket makes carrying and transport something considered, to not take lightly. As the body and its contents and discontents worth weighing. The warmth of this blanket, producing a by-the-fire experience in the frigid Norwegian winters.
Yun Bundle, 2016, dip-dyed acrylic, cotton blend baby blanket. Gifted.
Keeping cool. Transitioning from the body into the world marks quite often a change in temperature and a temporary change in temperament. The dyed yarn symbolises the transitioning from one space to another, and is knit in a loose manner to allow air to circulate freely when wrapped around the body. The blanket was made for a friend in the early stages of second gestation. The blanket was made to be a shared item between the siblings, to keep cool and also protected in the humid Korean summers.
Gottardo Florence Mohair, 2016, single coloured mohair. Gifted.
A mother and her daughter will share so much. This wrap was made to function both as blanket, as scarf, shawl, and represent the bond between a mother and daughter.
First fibre works appeared a means to materialise dreams and the feeling of places.
Waterfall Tapestry. A failed art class assignment from a dream: A waterfall flowing from a forest, stones at the bottom.
Stop Smoking Swath. Early days, learning the basics as a means to stop smoking. Seems obvious in the result.
Handmade Pillows. Working with found materials from Oma. Fabrics and buttons from another time.
Red Scarf in the Sun. A scarf thick enough to protect the neck and hold up the head.
Fog Blanket. Working with wool from Ukrainian sheep, dyed in the color of the foggy nordic sky.
Various Scarves. Two material and single material scarves.
Y-Blokk, 2018, scupture, beeswax from the Netherlands, silver platter and olive oil soap, imported from France and purchased on Karl Johan’s Gate, Oslo, Norway
C-Vitrine, 2018, citrine imported from Brazi and purchased at Blaafargeværket in Åmot, Norway, suspended in resin in a cracked, prefabricated glass box made by a local fabricator in Oslo, Norway.
Formen i farger (Forms in Colors), 2006 – ongoing, paintings. Commission Rachel to create your painting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selva, 2018, 137 x 195 x 2 cm, 2018, interior and exterior houseplant, acrylic, solgt
Kroppenshelva, 2017, 6 Panels each x cm, interior and exterior houseplant, acrylic
Isgrotte, 2017, 100 x 60 cm, interior and exterior houseplaint, acrylic on linen table cloth
Skjulte Språket, 2017, 3 Panels each x cm, interior and exterior houseplant, acrylic
Svart bønner, 2009, rødbeter, blåbær, 35.56 x 27.94 cm, layered paper.
Skogens Twilight Mos, 3 Panels each x cm, interior and exterior housepaint, acrylic
Sommer Rose Inntrykk, 2017, interior and exterior housepaint, acrylic
Blå Labrint, 2017, 110 x 68 cm, interior and exterior housepaint, solgt
Limt, 2017, 80.5 x 100 cm, interior and exterior housepaint, solgt
Svarte Elvet, 2017, 100 x 80.5 cm, interior and exterior housepaint
Roser og Bølger, 2006, 220 x 100 cm cmacrylic and glass bead.
Luminous Gray, 2017, 100 x 80.5 cm, interior and exterior housepaint
Kafe Kake, 2017, ready-made table cloth, exterior housepaint, fair-trade arabica coffee grounds
Gouache Paintings, 2019, made at Angelot, Jura Mountain foothills, during The Trélex Residency.
Collection of voice, piano, and recordings posted on SoundCloud.