Rachael Mellors
Illumination, digital image of artist’s shadow at sunrise, Gargarou beach cliff 2019 (no manipulation)



Rachael has developed a series of digital images of her shadow on the cliff face, taken in the few moments after the sun rises, over several weeks of the year. She captures the momentary shadow imprint of her body embedded with layers of soils and impregnated with shell fragments and fossils, layered over millions of years. She feels that a deeply bonded relationship with the natural world is needed to recover from the Earth’s emergency. The corona crisis has enabled quietness unknown this century, an experience of living with less, and a chance for appreciation of nature. Rachael has a BA in Fine Art from Portsmouth University and MA in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art.