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Rachel Hellmann ’99 July 20, 2020

Painting on paper, aluminum and wood, I create objects that blur the distinction between painting, sculpture and installation. I am influenced by simple structures such as paper airplanes and origami — objects light in physical weight yet commanding and shaping the space they occupy. I paint the sculptures with hardedge, saturated shapes of color. The color in combination with cast shadows creates a playful conversation between real and illusionistic space.

Jumping into the river