Inspired by the bejeweled transformation ornaments of magical girl anime, Rachael creates “hardware” and “software” fantasy armor for the body. Closet Children pieces ensure that the wearer is always adorned and ready for battle.
In her artistic practice, she sees herself as a “dollmaker”. She is inspired by the artificial body: anime girls, taxidermy animals, latex-clad gimps, antique dolls and mannequins. As the “dollmaker” her creations explore folktales and oral traditions, femininity, the dark side of human nature, and the distortion of the familiar and comfortable.
Rachael’s commercial and creative practices are driven by fantasy and storytelling through wearable objects.