The Continuous Cycle by Rebecca Rendell

 The Continuous Cycle (2011), Dimensions: 62 x 62 cm | Materials: Pins, Glue, Found Objects | "When you stand on the edge of the ocean or looking out over a sea of sand dunes, there is an overwhelming sense of scale, you feel small. In contrast, you can look down at the ground, and pick up a seashell or the body of a dead sand beetle, and examine the patterns and details of these beautiful forms. You have two contrasting perspectives of the natural world, the great and the small."

The Continuous Cycle (2011), Dimensions: 62 x 62 cm | Materials: Pins, Glue, Found Objects | "When you stand on the edge of the ocean or looking out over a sea of sand dunes, there is an overwhelming sense of scale, you feel small. In contrast, you can look down at the ground, and pick up a seashell or the body of a dead sand beetle, and examine the patterns and details of these beautiful forms. You have two contrasting perspectives of the natural world, the great and the small."

The Continuous Cycle is a new solo exhibition by Rebecca Rendell currently running at Tashkeel till 28th February. It features found objects and mixed media installations with an intricate attention to detail.

The exhibition invites us to take a moment to contemplate the ordinary by displaying objects using nature’s patterns to depict the continuous cycle of life, providing us with a fresh look at art with a disciplined simplicity that is a key element in her work. 

I like to examine the interconnectedness of the natural world and the relationships between art, ecology and geometry. This research has led me to visit ancient geometry and pattern theories. My previous experience in textile art has also influenced my pattern making, with repetition, control and order all playing important roles in my practice and concepts. Rebecca Rendell
 Dentition Cabinet (2011), Dimensions: 74 x 67 cm | Materials: Wood, Teeth, Glass, Paint. | "These strange little objects, essential for our survival, are the things that survive longest after we go. Camel, Fish, Goat, Fox and Human Teeth are just a few of the 300 teeth contained in this cabinet, collected throughout 2011 around the United Arab Emirates and during my travels."

Dentition Cabinet (2011), Dimensions: 74 x 67 cm | Materials: Wood, Teeth, Glass, Paint. | "These strange little objects, essential for our survival, are the things that survive longest after we go. Camel, Fish, Goat, Fox and Human Teeth are just a few of the 300 teeth contained in this cabinet, collected throughout 2011 around the United Arab Emirates and during my travels."

Dentition Cabinet (2011), Dimensions: 74 x 67 cm | Materials: Wood, Teeth, Glass, Paint. | "These strange little objects, essential for our survival, are the things that survive longest after we go. Camel, Fish, Goat, Fox and Human Teeth are just a few of the 300 teeth contained in this cabinet, collected throughout 2011 around the United Arab Emirates and during my travels."

Here are some photos from the exhibition by Darwin Guevarra.

 

 

Event details:
Date: Exhibition is on till 28th February
Venue: Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai   (location map

www.rebeccarendell.com

www.tashkeel.org

www.darwinguevarra.me