BA (Hons) Fine Art
The concepts and themes within Rachel Buck’s practice centre upon destruction and deterioration. Her consideration of time, memory and trace blur the boundaries between art and artefact. Influenced by the environment around her, Buck uses found material, whether from an urban context or the environment itself. Working with natural and man-made destruction results in her work continuously transitioning from one state to another. She captures a sense of place through the process of making, using different media to create texture, layers and abstraction.
Buck’s current work is made in response to her project to document the demolition of the two Victorian gasholders in Norwich. With supervised access to the sites over the last two years she has continued to document the gasholders during their inevitable and planned destruction. Her senses and emotions were attracted to these alluring structures by their materiality, vulnerability and eventually, their mortality