New Orleans, LA

Rachel David

Selected Work

About Rachel David

In my work, concept and craft are coequals. The very physical and technically demanding process of forging and forming shapes in glowing radiant yellow steel is my passion. Using these processes, I address broader issues of body and landscape through the lens of social and environmental justice.  I express these ideas by making sculpture, furniture, and architectural elements. The forms I create are physical representations of restrictive and oppressive social systems and the battle against them. In my work, symbolic references to systemic expectations and oppressive uses of the human body and landscape dominate the linear and framing elements while the queer, powerful, and subversive parts of life, body, and politics are referenced by the masses that push out of that framework.