26 x 20 in. (66 x 51 cm.)
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Soft pastel on sandpaper. From Rachko’s newest series, Bolivianos.
Upon a visit to the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore in La Paz, Rachko noticed an exhibit of historical Bolivian masks upon a black wall. These artifacts were almost mirrors to her own work. Rachko spent hours photographing the masks which provide the impetus for new series, Bolivianos.
The Champ is a featured work with Art Below 2017 Regent’s Park and was selected for public display in one of the most visited places in London—the tube station.
Available framed (35 x 28.5 in)
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About Barbara Rachko
Barbara Rachko is an American contemporary artist and author who divides her time between residences in New York City and Alexandria, VA. She is best known for her pastel-on-sandpaper paintings, her eBook, From Pilot to Painter, and her blog, “Barbara Rachko’s Colored Dust.” Barbara has led an extraordinary, inspiring life. She learned to fly at the age of 25 and became a commercial pilot and Boeing-727 flight engineer before joining the Navy. As a Naval officer she spent many years working at the Pentagon and retired as a Commander. On 9/11 her husband, Dr. Bryan C. Jack, was tragically killed on the plane that hit the Pentagon. Barbara uses her large collection of Mexican and Guatemalan folk art – masks, […]Read More