RACHEL MEGINNES
 
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Trained as a weaver, I create mixed media paintings rooted in the history and structure of textiles. My current work, using discarded vintage quilts, centers on the themes of loss, love, labor, and repair. Although no longer working directly at the loom, I identify a persistent need to work closely with my materials by removing, mending, and adapting each piece by hand. Through this process, I shift my material’s narrative from one set in the past to one now responding to the present. By simultaneously paying tribute to my source material and displaying my own intuitive impulses, I breathe new life into post-functional heirlooms.