Boulder Creek, California
Foothill College, 2015, AA
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Rachel has been called Wildflower since she was a wee-one and has been creating artwork just as long. She has always been concerned with nature and the well-being of animals. She has done rehabilitation work with wildlife, foster work with cats, and spay education. The importance of volunteering and community was instilled in her from a young age by her parents. She currently is focusing on “Food not Lawns” and is in the process of creating an edible garden. Sharing these experiences and teaching them to her godson is of the highest priority to her. The future of our planet is dependent on us and how we teach our children, teaching them the importance of being caretakers and guardians of our planet is essential.
Her childhood was spent in rural Iowa and Ohio. Which exposed her to farm life and a slower pace of life than what she later experienced in southern California as a teen and young adult. She spent much of her early adulthood finding her own balance between the convenience of city life and the joy of rural living. She has settled down in Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz mountains. It is a small town with a very rural liberal hippy feel to it, which is important to her as a lesbian artist. The ability to reconnect with nature and have a sense of community is giving her balance and joy in her life that has been missing for many years.
Her artwork is a reflection of the joy and love that she sees in nature and all living things. It helps to document, educate, and celebrate people living in harmony with nature.
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