Rachel Maxi

Rachel is a Seattle-based artist working in painting and sculpture. She has exhibited her work in the PNW for over 30 years.

“I am interested in natural and built environments – how we move in them, how we make space, and how we interact with nature, both physically and spiritually. For me, nature is the sacred and divine, and we are part of that.

I like the puzzle and balancing act of the various elements a sculpture or a painting, concurrently harmonious and dissonant, dark, and light, illusional and real, or soft and sharp. I generally don’t sketch out a plan or blueprint to work from; a piece always changes in the act of making it. I let the material tell me how and where it wants to go. I feel for the natural physical logic of things, but also find that, often, the things I like most are not what I understand or ever imagined working visually.

I am an explorer, collector, and creator. Sometimes I collect physical things—little pieces of wood or rusty bits of metal I find in the gutter—and sometimes I collect visuals: changing color and light, plants, birds, natural and urban landscapes, urban decay.”

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AMcE Exhibitions
Embodiment May 2024

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Woodpile, 2023
Oil, beeswax on canvas mounted on panel
36” x 48”

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Eclipse, 2024
Mixed media
16 ¼” × 21″ × 1 ½”

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Daybreak, 2024
Mixed Media
14 ½” x 21″ × 1 ½” sold

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Meandros, 2024
Wood, beeswax, paint, and gold leaf
18 ¼” × 6″ × 3 ½”

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Samathe Totem, 2022
Driftwood, beach glass, beeswax and gold leaf and copper leaf
33” x 6” x 5” 

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Triton, 2024
Oil paint, beeswax, gold leaf, beach glass, found wood and metal
32 ½” x 6 ½” x 7 ½”

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Oddment Altarpiece, 2023
Oil paint, beeswax, found wood
6 ½” x 5 ¼” x 1 ¾” sold

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Beaconite, 2019
Wood, metal leaf, Selenite
22 ½” x 7” x 6”

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Mini-Cup Totem, 2023
Oil paint, paper coffee cups, beeswax, brush, bolt
17 ½” x 4” x 4”

Rachel Maxi AMcE Creative Arts

Heron, 2024
Found wood, oil paint, beeswax, gold leaf
27” x 6” x 4”