Lilith, Cyanotype on Paper
I have never been satisfied with a single medium enough to stop there, and am constantly finding myself with a craving for new knowledge and skills. I consider myself a multidisciplinary artist, although my BFA from South Dakota State University will be in ceramics, with certifications in education and art history. The physical textural quality of the items we use, make, and leave behind has always fascinated me, most recently creating a love affair with fiber arts and textile creation. Similarly, the ghostly images created by use of cyanotype processes has ceased to bore me, and I’m always looking for new ways to exploit the medium.
Rachel Funk is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on an agri-hood outside of Brookings, South Dakota. Always on the hunt for a new skill to learn, Rachel work in a variety of mediums including cyanotype, ceramics, oil painting, and fiber arts. Her work explores themes of texture, femininity, and the growing relationship between impermanence and sustainability. Although she is a 2014 transplant to South Dakota, Rachel has grown to love the area and the strong art, local food, and LGBT+ communities of the area and is honored to be a part of them.