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Rachel Simpson
Alice in Wonderland Tea Cup Series I of II – Cheshire Cat

mixed media: found objects, paper craft, & textiles
12″ x 6″ x 6″

Rachel Simpson Art
USA

Clara Lieu, RISD Adjunct Professor

Clara Lieu
Art Prof & Partner

Artist Statement
Rachel Simpson has been making art throughout her whole life. Both her parents were artists in music and visual art, while she’s also been influenced by the Pacific Northwest, and many books. In 2007, she went back to college to study the arts, and graduated from Western Washington University with Bachelors in Fine Arts and Arts Education degree in 2013.

Currently, she’s a teaching artist and a Board of Director at Allied Arts of Whatcom County, teaches Community Art Ed classes at Whatcom Community College, art workshops at various galleries and museums such as the Museum of Northwest Art, and kids art classes in after school art enrichment programs and summer art camps as a private business – Rachel’s Whimsical Arts.

“My creative process involves some art experimentation with trial and error, to experience all of the process, with expression, studying the subject, and imagination through my interpretation of the story behind the topic. I get inspiration from the environment, all of the children that I teach art to, stories shared, and my family. Having a strong passion is what drives my ambition to move forward into another chapter of my art. The inspiration for these pieces was about the Alice in Wonderland stories.”

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