Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Berry Delish. By Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

 

Berry Delish. By Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses
 Berry Delish. By Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Wednesday Pickers Bazaar, Prairiewood

This was my first time rummaging through this market. I saw it advertised on Facebook and thought it looked pretty good. 

There was so much to buy but I was careful with what I purchased and only left with a few plants for my balcony and a kilo of red onions for my pasta sauce.

I enjoy taking photographs at the markets. There is always something interesting that catches my eye. 

I haven’t been getting out as I did years ago, but I’m glad I went.

Mannequins. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Toy cars. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Tin toy soldier. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Vintage toy pram. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Plant seller. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Postage stamps for collectors. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

Embroidered satin jacket. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Knitted doll. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Vintage doll. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Mannequin head. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Vintage toy. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

Faux fur leopard print jacket. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Shabby chic vintage milk jug. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Gnomes and Smurfette. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Disney vintage album. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Vintage record player. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

Violin. Photography by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses






Saturday, 8 August 2020

Down By The River. By Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

 

Down By The River. By Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses
Down By The River. By Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Guilty Feet, No Rhythm. Art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Guilty Feet, No Rhythm, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses
Guilty Feet, No Rhythm. By Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

I was watching MTV tonight and George Michael’s song Careless Whisper was playing. I’ve always loved the lyrics, guilty feet have got no rhythm. He wrote that when he was just 17! Wise beyond his years. So that is my inspo for this art.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Identity. Art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

I have been studying Modern Art and Ideas at The Museum of Modern Art NYC online.

One of the learning modules is Art and Identity. It featured the work of some of my favourite artists including, Frida Kahlo, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse. 

When I make my collages, I don’t think about my identity usually. My art is typically surrealistic and I let my imagination take over.

For my final assessment in the course, I will be curating 5-10 images and writing about how it each artwork is related to the module of Art and Identity. 

So I thought I would make a collage pertaining to my own identity.

This collage is a map of Europe with the female subject looking at Germany with a large magnifying glass focusing on Germany. The only area that seems clear is under the magnifying glass. The woman is the collage is meant to be me, but don’t like to show what I look like so it’s somebody else.

This depicts my search of looking for information about my maternal German ancestors. They came to Australia from a little German village called Niklashausen, Werbach in Baden-Württemberg. 

I will never get to Germany for various reasons, including my great fear of flying. If teleportation was a reality, I would be there in an instant for this village is a part of my identity.


Identity, Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses



Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Art collaboration, Maria Curcic (@hatgoddess) and Rachel Hancock (@retrogoddesses), 2020

When @retrogoddesses meets the @hatgoddess...my collab with milliner and artist @hatgoddess @curcicfineart. Art collage by me.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful watercolour lady with me.⠀

Art collaboration, Maria Curcic (@hatgoddess) and Rachel Hancock (@retrogoddesses), 2020
Art collaboration, Maria Curcic (@hatgoddess) and Rachel Hancock (@retrogoddesses), 2020

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Art. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses


Femme, art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
Femme, art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020

I love the beauty, poise and femininity in this image.

Photo credit thanks to Oladimeji Odunsi.




George Harrison, art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses
George Harrison, art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

Monday, 22 June 2020

Latest Artworks by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

This month I was so fortunate to incorporate one of the best photographers I know into my art.

Lucie Robinson is an international photographer and we have been following each other on Instagram for a while. She gave me permission to use one of her photographs of herself for my art. 

Lucie is loves the ocean and she is such a magnificent beauty. I felt the need to have her placed in a Botticelli-like shell. I am so happy that she liked the end result. She shared this on her Instagram stories and dubbed me the ‘Princess of Weird’. She’s correct, surrealism is weird and I love my new title.

Lucie, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
Lucie, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020

Here’s some of my other artworks from the last few weeks.

Birdy, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
Birdy, art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020


Grind, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
Grind, art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020

Desert Rose, by Rachel @retrogoddesses, 2020
Desert Rose, art by Rachel @retrogoddesses, 2020


Road to Nowhere, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
Road to Nowhere, art by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020

Saturday, 6 June 2020

New artwork by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

This week’s new artwork by me.

Digital collage is a great way to explore surrealism. I like that it doesn’t have to make sense, just like our dreams.

Esther in Curçao,  by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
Esther in Curçao, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020


A Star is Born by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
A Star is Born, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020


Sense of Songs by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
Sense of Songs, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020


Bee, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020


Vampira, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020
Vampira, by Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses, 2020