‘Mother Tree’ by Rachael Pease
Artist: Rachael Pease
Title: ‘Mother Tree’
Medium: Ink on Frosted Mylar (Dura-Lar)
Dimensions: 23″ x 16.5″
Year of Creation: 2023
About the Artwork:
“When I was a child it was always thrilling to discover an uprooted tree. It turned into a magical tangled cave to play beneath. My mind traveled underground and wondered what those roots looked like, how they connected and grew. As an adult, I was completely spellbound when I read that trees do in fact communicate chemically underground through an immense web of fungi. At the core lie old ‘Mother Trees’ that nurture their kin and sustain the forest even in their deaths. I wonder what memories the forest holds.” – Rachael Pease
About the Artist:
Rachael Pease is an internationally exhibited landscape artist and envoy of nature. Her work documents real trees and locations, yet is woven with strings of fantasy and memory.
Rachael was born in Indiana and started drawing from the age of 8. She went on to earn her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has lived and worked coast to coast within the USA- NYC to LA. Her work has been featured in HiFructose and My Modern Met and can be found in a variety of collections including The Resnick and The Swizz Beatz (Dean). She is currently based in a new studio in Chipping Norton, UK.