Rachel Ducker

Rachel Ducker

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RACHEL DUCKER

With an incredibly visual, active mind Rachel has an insatiable desire to create and make. Well-practiced in life drawing and with an appreciation of the human form and the emotional dynamics of human nature, combined with being originally trained as a jeweller, lead her to experiment with wire as a medium for sculpting the human form, capturing something ephemeral, either emotive or active.

Her pieces are untitled due to her belief that everyone sees something different in the sculptures and her lack of suggestion leads them to live that moment she portrays in their own particular way, therefore expanding the piece of work further with every viewer.

The translucency and form of her work allows rather dramatic shadows to be cast and with the right lighting, can show the three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional level creating an effect resembling a pencil sketch on the wall.

Rachel uses no model and she doesnt form the shape around anything. The posture is first designed and then the pieces are carefully moulded by hand and then gradually added to, wrapping wire, layer by layer. Her satisfaction with the posture can be instantaneous or take days and every angle important right to the tip of the finger and to a millimetre of adjustment until just right. She discovered that the slightest movement in the angle of the hand or fingers, or the tilting of the head changes everything the figure is portraying.

Her sculptures being featureless leaves the posture to say all, expressing the feeling. The hair creating the scene, making all more turbulent, dramatic, adding latent movement and tenacity. She is very focused on people watching and body language and how people express themselves physically and all goes alongside her keen interest in psychology.

Her inspiration may come from the human form, but she is also greatly inspired by different materials, found objects and new techniques and is keen to combine mediums, finding it often leading to new ideas, which Rachel is never short of!



Status: For sale. Title: Suspended Price: £490.00
Title : Suspended
Size : 16.00" x 9.00"
Medium : Metalwork
Price : £490.00
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Suspended by Rachel Ducker



Status: For sale. Title: Sitting Price: £490.00
Title : Sitting
Size : 11.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Metalwork
Price : £490.00
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Sitting by Rachel Ducker



Status: For sale. Title: Sitting II Price: £490.00
Title : Sitting II
Size : 10.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Metalwork
Price : £490.00
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Sitting II by Rachel Ducker



Status: For sale. Title: Standing Price: £490.00
Title : Standing
Size : 18.00" x 5.00"
Medium : Metalwork
Price : £490.00
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Standing by Rachel Ducker



Status: For sale. Title: Dancer on plinth Price: £490.00
Title : Dancer on plinth
Size : 22.00" x 10.00"
Medium : Metalwork
Price : £490.00
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Dancer on plinth by Rachel Ducker



Status: For sale. Title: Yoga on plinth Price: £490.00
Title : Yoga on plinth
Size : 19.00" x 11.00"
Medium : Metalwork
Price : £490.00
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Yoga on plinth by Rachel Ducker



Status: For sale. Title: White dancer (plaster & wire) Price: £490.00
Title : White dancer (plaster & wire)
Size : 24.00" x 10.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £490.00
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White dancer (plaster & wire) by Rachel Ducker



Status: For sale. Title: Large standing figure Price: £2,200.00
Title : Large standing figure
Size : 36.00" x 19.00"
Medium : Metalwork
Price : £2,200.00
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Large standing figure by Rachel Ducker



Contact

  • Contemporary: Amanda Noott
    10 The Green, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7AA
    Telephone 01386 858969/858436
    Email: bm@john-noott.com

 

  • 19th & 20th Century: John Noott
    Telephone 01386 852787
    Email jon@john-noott.com By appointment only
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