“I find it is a great way to communicate with people. It isn’t just about the art, or making pretty works, it is about what people take away from it themselves.”
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Resin is unpredictable, fluid and dynamic. And it has inspired Melbourne based artist Rachel Bainbridge to begin her own business. Every single piece in her collection (made of resin, acrylic, oil, pigments and ink) is completely unique.
“It is unpredictable as a medium, so people can take away from the work what they want, I have no idea how any piece will look when I start out. It reacts to different things in it’s own unique way, like oil and pigment together can react completely differently on resin. It is really powerful.” Bainbridge explains.
“I find it is a great way to communicate with people. It isn’t just about the art, or making pretty works, it is about what people take away from it themselves. There are many, many layers to resin works, in many ways it reflects what I am all about.”
Bainbridge has a background in ceramics and drawing, and after completing a visual arts degree at Monash, she began teaching art classes.
“I have always been a creative person. When I was younger, about ten years old, I would write and illustrate story books and send them off to publishers. I kept drawing all throughout high school and at University.” Bainbridge says.