"The Island of Bonemeal"
In her room Rachael has created a mock exhibit about an island she created called ‘Bonemeal.’ The installation features the excavated remains of a shipwreck that occurred off its shores. The fantastical story is steeped in metaphors as a way to translate questions of daily life and distort the unpleasant or mundane into an absurd and fractured folk tale. Rachael grew up in Cambridge, Ontario but has lived in Toronto for the past six years. Rachael is self-taught and has been working as an artist for the past two years. Her works typically use fabric, embroidery and gouache.