Rachel Moodie

Between World War I and World War II my Great, Great Aunts, (wealthy spinsters), travelled the world by sea.Their travel albums have been passed down to me and are full of tiny old photos and curious postcards from the many places they visited across Asia, through the Suez Canal to Europe. 

The ghostly, faded sepia photos of people and black and white landscapes sparked my 'Reverie; the state of being pleasantly lost in a thought, daydream or memory.' The characters in my pieces, mostly solo or trios, are long gone from our world. Yet here they are now, re-imagined in an expansive, liminal, contemplative space. 

The fanciful dreamscapes are graphic collages combining elements of the old photo with modern day digital photos and scans of grainy, old gardening books from the 70's.