Rachel Tirosh has worked in the high-tech industry as an electronics engineer for over twenty years. Her work as an engineer influences her creative process as an artist. Currently, she works with polymer clay and mixed media.
My focus is abstract non-representational mixed-media art. In my paintings, I work with ordinary materials and transform them into a 3-D texture on the canvas. I use a layering technique for both texture and colors. One of my favorites is using water with glue and pure pigments. The spontaneity of the water expresses motion and emphasizes the texture’s surface. As an electrical engineer, I spend a lot of time learning and following specific rules to design electronic systems. The only criteria for success are working by specifications. With art, I found the freedom to create anything without bounding rules. For me, there is no right or wrong. My art stems from my desire for free expression and fun.
When I start working on a canvas, I never know what the results will be. I stop the layering process when the painting is pleasing to me. Ultimately, the interpretation is in the eyes of the viewer.”
You can see more of Rachel’s work on her website.
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