Rachel Howard Deckchair
The ideal gift for outdoor enthusiasts. Lounge around in style in the garden next summer or hang it on the wall as a unique piece of artwork. All deckchairs have been generously designed by artists, designers, celebrities and children through Deckchair Dreams, a fantastic public art adventure, to celebrate the trees, wildlife and other rare and wonderful things of London’s eight Royal Parks.
Just 250 deckchairs of this design are available for you buy. Made from a solid, sustainable Merpauh wood frame with a quality artist’s woven canvas, you can enjoy snoozing on these deckchairs for years to come.
(born 1969, Easington, Co.Durham, UK) is best known for her abstract paintings in which layer upon layer of poured paint is built up, relying on gravity, precision and chance to determine the painting’s construction. Together these skins of acrylic and oil paint serve to create a ‘natural architecture’, both vertical and horizontal, that brings a depth and luminosity to these often large-scale paintings.
Howard employs the same technique in her figurative paintings, albeit less rigidly. In these smaller scale works the subject matter, described by the artist as ‘the beauty of tragedy’, holds equal importance with the physical presence of the paint on canvas. In one ‘suicide painting’ a dark image of a female figure is shown suspended from a taut rope; she hangs pulled by the same gravitational force that has determined the overall appearance of the work.
Howard graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1992 and has exhibited in many group exhibitions including ‘The Choice’, Exit Art, New York (1998), ‘Shimmering Substance’, The Cornerhouse, Manchester and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (2002), ‘Intuition/(imprecision)’ curated by Thomas Krens, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (2004) and ‘In the Darkest Hour There May Be Light: works from Damien Hirst’s murderme collection’, Serpentine Gallery, London (2006).
Solid Merpauh wood deckchair frame from a sustainable sourc
Sustainably sourced wooden frame with printed artist's woven canvas, suitable for outdoor use
Deckchair dimensions when flat = 130 x 60 x 6c
There is a lead time of this item of three weeks as they are printed to order.