"Our modern world does not require physical interaction with the wild and it's creatures.  As city walls form around us, there is a loss of connection to the natural world and ultimately to ourselves as human beings. In my current body of work, both the primitive and the modern world are at battle.  I am visually working to express these feelings through both the connection and disconnection to creation. In my work you may see: white with worn, plastic with rust, and domesticated gone feral. I am challenging the viewer to journey beyond their concrete walls and connect to something greater than themselves." 

                                                                                                                                                                                          -Rachel Gardner