Q + A: Rebeccah Power

THE WORK OF REBECCAH POWER SITS AT A BEAUTIFUL INTERSECTION BETWEEN TRANSIENCE AND PERMANENCE.

What is the ethos underpinning your work?

I create abstract art that is inspired by the sky and landscape. Underpinning my work is the idea that nothing is solid and everything is in flux. My art captures the bridge between formlessness and form, resulting in work that could be described as hazy, ambiguous and atmospheric.

Where do you find inspiration?

I am based on the Bass Coast in Gippsland, Victoria so the surrounding landscape serves as inspiration for many of my paintings. It is a place of dramatic rugged coastlines, not to mention great locally sourced food.

Tell us about your path to art…

Ever since I was very young I have been delighted by visually beautiful combinations of colour, texture and forms. I remember spending lots of time lining up my pencils in colour order and collecting beautiful objects such as shells and flowers. As a teenager I would carry around a sketchbook and draw obsessively.

What do you aim to achieve through your art?

I seek to make work that is contemplative and reminds the viewer of the bigger picture. I hope that people notice different forms and shapes in my work at different times. My rainbow paintings in particular, offer subtle shifts in colour as the light changes. This means that the work keeps giving.

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