For most of us, paper is an everyday essential; something we have way too much of cluttering up our desks or our offices; something we’re told we should be able to function without – does anyone really have a paper free office? – but which is as necessary as, well, caffeine. Or it’s the paper that fills our books or magazines. Essential paper, but paper that, if we’re honest, we probably take for granted.
But speak to paper artist Rachel Hazell and it quickly becomes clear that the humble sheet of paper is much more than a disposable everyday essential. In Rachel’s hands, it is crafted into a beautiful and unique piece of art. Her work ranges from exhibitions and solo shows to workshops – including forthcoming workshops in Paris, the Shetlands, and Venice – through to site-specific installations that are minimalist and sculptural.