Up–and–coming Delaware–based artist Rachel Kozlowski uses her painterly training and attention to detail to bring everyday objects, like our basic plates, to life. "I love to travel," she says. "I find that these memories make their way back into my work." Her debut collection for west elm features playful critters donning their best duds. "My illustrations are a juxtaposition between traditional portraiture and the obscurity of animals as a subject. I enjoy a bit of wit and irony."
"I clearly have a love of animals and my wardrobe often reflects my work!"
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Rachel's illustration next to the real"life owl that inspired her work.
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Rachel works on a prototype for the west elm collection.
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She uses her original sketches as a personal reference book in the studio.
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"I love the thought of my illustrations being the surprise at the end of a meal."
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