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Rachel Nankivell

Rachel Nankivell is a fine art photographer from Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

Rest in Peace  It is our wish in death as we farewell those walking through the veil.   Rest in peace.  Can it be our wish in daily life too. To have a small rest, in peace, with sounds (or silence) that center us, with beauty that blesses us, with a complete absence of responsibility, embracing deep rest for a short time, grounded in our bodily self. Allowing an unhindered flow of thought, feeling. Harnessed. Safe. Resting.  ....... This artwork is a combination of photographs made at the Sisters of Compassion convent and church grounds at Hiruharama/Jerusalem, beside To View More >>

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Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished.  Tell about it.  - Mary Oliver Puddle Tree Puddle Tree To View More >>

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Here is my journey to creating an artwork... Most often I venture to the bush or beach, coupling fresh air and photography for a wellbeing boost.  However, it is surprising what beauty can be found in our human-built world too, even within the most ordinary of everyday objects, and on days where it feels best to stay in the house I will find something beautiful within my wee patch of the world.  My inspiration is beauty. Always. I simply love beauty. I want to see it and I want to create it.  I work as a triad. Me. Camera. Subject. Each of us has a spirit, an intention. To View More >>

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