Piece description from the artist

I love walking in the north woods in the wintertime. Even on the gray days, overcast, with snow and clouds blurring together, I find so much color. You see, without the leaves showing off, I can start to notice other things. The lichens of blue, green, orange, gold, the minuscule mosses on tree bark, even the tree bark itself will show so many colors. White birch, when young, is anything but white. Pinks are the most common color I find on the young white birch. This painting is celebration of the winter color.

Other works by Rachel Nelson

About Rachel Nelson

Cambridge, MA

Rachel Aurora received her B.A. in Studio Art and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College (2018) and currently lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her debut solo exhibition, “A Second Look: Pinecones and Birch through Portraiture” opened in her hometown of Claremont, NH in April 2019 in the John D. Bennett Atrium Gallery of the Claremont Opera House. Her paintings have also been featured in the 26th Annual Student Show of the Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA and the Intercollegiate Regional of the The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy NY.

While at Middlebury, her work was published in The Birch at Columbia University and in Blackbird Student Magazine at Middlebury College. She conducted several group exhibitions at Middlebury on topics ranging from feminism and science to human ecology.

She has an avid interest in food systems reform, ecological justice and healing, and regenerative agriculture.

See Rachel's portfolio here

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