Featured Artist: Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter's photograph of an urchin on canvas is available at Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay.

The wall in our Create room is home to a featured artist that rotates periodically. This month, we’re pleased to be able to introduce photographer Rachel Hunter.

Rachel’s work is strong and compelling. In this installation, there are three themes presented on two different mediums. We are fascinated with her aluminum photographs – these are actually printed in the aluminum which means the pieces are suitable for display in rugged environments since they are not subject to water or light damage.

Consistent with our seaside location, Rachel’s first theme is that of the sea. She has a stunning close-up of a sea urchin on canvas that has to be seen in person to be appreciated. Unlike the work in aluminum, this piece needs to be indoors and carefully maintained (as is true with the vast majority of canvas based work.)

The second theme is iconoclastic representing Strength and Victory. Both presented on aluminum, they are most attractive to us as a pair.

The final theme is floral. But not just any still life, Rachel has managed to capture the little seen or appreciated rear-view of blooms in a series of five images on aluminum. If you’ve never taken a close look at what happens behind the scenes of a bloom, this is your chance.

As a bonus, Rachel’s Mother, Deana Hunter, is also represented in this show in the collage on canvas entitled “Coy Koi” and the sky in the Strength and Victory images.

Rachel’s work is on display currently at Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay and is best appreciated in person. Come out out for a visit and plan to spend the day on the coast.