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Artist Profile: Rachi Farrow

Rachi Farrow is a Vermont-based artist whose work is currently on display at the Christine Price Gallery Fine Arts center in Vermont – here is her story!

I make ART with STUFF instead of throwing stuff away. It’s how I recycle. At first I gathered flotsam and jetsam from roadsides, beaches, dumpsters, trash cans, etc. I see something I can use, I take it to my studio.

10 years ago I was in Guatemala working in a make-shift studio and scrounging around for materials to use. I discovered a room in the factory full of leftover yarns and woven scraps. The mother-load!

The XXXL project began once I was back home in Vermont. I asked my welder (he’s also my husband) to make a stick figure armature from scrap steel. I wanted to make a doll.

My sister Carol was talking with a friend who asked her what kind of art I was making. Carol described what I was using to make art…Her friend works at Free People…and the rest is history. I am currently working on doll #7, which is the 4th XXXLer made from Free People’s fabulous-fantastic-funderful damages & samples.





The sculptures:







So cool – thanks Rachi!

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Kate -October 1, 2011, 3:36PM

Those are amazing!! Love it.

Taylor -October 2, 2011, 9:02AM

Very cool! There is such a contrast between different parts of the dolls!

Mary Ann -October 6, 2011, 9:52AM

What a talent – imagination and creativity to be able to express so much through found objects.

Susan Kane -October 6, 2011, 1:02PM

OMG…I love these…I want one to be my husband….

judy -October 6, 2011, 5:22PM

Effervescent, fresh and fun. Great to give trash the recognition it deserves!!!!!

Zekeness -October 7, 2011, 1:42PM

These tools are incredible! What an amazing use of land-fill material! Majestic, magnificent, magnitude.

Anonymous -October 7, 2011, 9:09PM

@ Susan Kane: only if you let me perform the ceremony…

fingers farrow -October 7, 2011, 9:14PM

oops… I forgot to enter my name on the last comment. Didn’t mean for it to be anonymous. Fingers said it, by golly, she did. She did.

sista C -October 8, 2011, 1:31PM

How proud I am of you-your work is incredible, beginning with “six Hanks on
…” xxoo,c

Bonny W -January 20, 2013, 8:10PM

Hey,how is Fla? Want to be my friend? love your art!

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