In the words of artist Rachel Weaver Rivera, “The images of animals, family members, and celestial forces are visual metaphors for finding courage to live out faith, celebrating the gift of motherhood, and paying close attention to the ephemeral quality of our physical existence. The paintings make tangible a personal point of view, about how the creative power of collective hope and shared vision for change is the only pathway to an equitable and just future for all.”
Rivera’s paintings “explore the connection between spiritual and everyday life.” Rivera believes that “making visual art prepares us in small ways to meet greater obstacles with creativity and grace.”
Rachel owns and operates Imagine Art Studio, a unique storefront studio space for children and families in Chicago’s suburbs. She is a presenter and consultant on children’s creative processes and developing learning environments that promote discovery through self-expression.
On View: The Visitor by Rachel Weaver Rivera
Acrylic on canvas, 2002, 14″ x 18″
Emmanuel Episcopal – LaGrange, IL