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Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Textile
Artist/Maker: Tame, Rachel
Place Made: United Kingdom: Aberdeenshire, Gray's School of Art
Date: 2021
Dimensions: overall: 104 cm x 140 cm
Awards: RGU Fashion Design Purchase Award
Classification: Design: Textiles and Surface Design BA (Hons)


Large digital print of shapes in red, white, black and yellow.

Artist Statement:
Rachel Tame is a sustainable textile designer using the surrounding landscape to influence her work. She looks at the parallels between damaged fabric and the mistreatment of the planet. Conveying this idea that our world is not a commodity in which we can throw away and start again, and how we must ‘make do and mend’ the damage we have caused and learn to be more careful with how we handle the fragile fabric that is our planet. Tame looks at the shapes and lines found in the varied countryside around us, developing her work through drawing and painting in and with the landscape on a large scale. She uses flowers in her work as a symbol of hope when it comes to reversing the negative impact we have caused to the planet. Tame looks at how all the different aspects come together to form the fabric that is our countryside and how we as humans fit into that landscape.

Object Number: ABDRG2022.5