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Somerset based artist, Rebecca Barnard's creative practice is rooted in a fascination for the paradoxes and complexities of human behaviour; our relationship with ourselves and the planet over which we have temporary guardianship.  She is interested in the struggle for understanding and balance, both as a species and as an independent human being. 

Through the physicality of precarious and off-centred sculptures, paintings and sound works, the viewer is invited to experience a world of the unforeseeable, ingesting that sense of something off-kilter and the erratic opposing forces which help shape our every day decision making. 

"I am absorbed by the unintended consequences of decisions we make, both on a macro and micro level.  My work is inherently designed to echo that fragile place in form, process and viewer interaction."
Rebecca's multi-disciplinary approach can  incorporate sculpture, sound and film as well as her first love, painting.  She uses a variety of materials including clay, plaster, wax, found objects, paper and less identifiable detritus.

Rebecca exhibits throughout the UK and her work is now in private collections both at home and internationally,  She is a regular exhibitor at the Royal West of England Academy, Bath Society of Artists, The Society of Women Artists and many others.

She is presently undertaking her MA (Fine Art) at Falmouth School of Art and will complete in late 2023.

“The compulsion to make is not something I can choose to turn on and off.  It is innate and constant.   The trail which leads from a curious thought to a finished artwork is like hearing a siren call which is unstoppable.  To me, that call is thrilling and when combined with the instinct to make; the whole is irresistible.”

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