Rachel Wegrzyn is a multidisciplinary designer, in the fields of art, architecture, and design. She is currently living in Tamaki Makaurau and graduated from The University of Auckland in 2018 with a Masters of Architecture.
Rachel’s work is a necessary form of art therapy, reflecting the various states of her mental health. In particular,
the dark and chasmic forms of depression that she lives with and has visualised as black volcanic masses.
Her ‘Dormant’ series was created by blending plasters, ground lava stone (basalt), Japanese ink, and calligraphy paper; which is then applied to canvas by hand. As the medium begins to dry she uses volcanic stones and tools to manipulate and sculpt the surface.