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The Entropy Project / Rachael Mayer Art

The Entropy Project / Rachael Mayer Art

Entropy 1

Rachael Mayer’s art identifies that which is understated yet foundational; those things requiring investigation and contemplation in order to understand. We asked Rachael to share a recent project and tell us a bit about her process.

"I make work about communities, social structures and networks—about our connections to each other, even if we’d rather not have them.

I am a fiber and paper sculptor and installation artist. I take traditional craft techniques and position them in a contemporary art context through experience-based work. Art is not about clear communication, but has an amazing ability to encourage viewers and participants to think about things without telling them what to think.

I thought for quite a while that I would pursue a career in social work or art therapy but when I pared down to what I was truly passionate about, I found that being a maker and sharing my work with the world was really what I wanted. I’m still trying to find balance in my life and I know that my studio practice will change and sustain itself as I do. 

Entropy Floor

I moved frequently as a child and young adult and my parents as they were moving us across the country time and time again would take us to national parks and forests and lakes. I grew up with these incredible natural landscapes and associating them with my consistent community—my family. For this project, I drew on landscape and topography and situate these concepts within community, social constructions, and the ways in which we form networks. I called it Entropy because I wanted to reference the number of states any given system might have.

Entropy is constantly increasing, meaning that we are moving towards a universe with more and more possibilities."

Entropy 3
Cut it Yourself

Cut it Yourself

Turkey Tail Tea

Turkey Tail Tea