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Artist Rachelle Puccini spans the gamut of mediums. Living her life as a violinist, she has been trained in ballet and has been a visual artist all her life. As an artist she has traveled the world performing, collecting and experiencing works from around the globe. Her latest work is a fusion of her experiences as she creates large scale works on pointe shoes using ballet technique to paint on canvas. The concept behind this process is to capture the specific movement in a fleeting moment. Each work is unique and specific to when it was captured. There are no wrong moments.

I am drawn to this process because it can be so different from studying the violin where we work tirelessly in the practice room to perfect one moment on stage that, unless recorded, will not be heard again. Here in these works I can immerse myself in the concept of accepting and admiring the moment, for whatever it was, and be fulfilled. It is my hope that these large scale works evoke a feeling of peace and alignment.

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“Plie”

“plié” is a large work in black on white canvas using the right leg to execute numerous tendus and pliés. In this piece the standing left leg is shown.

Acrylic on canvas 54”x72” Private collection, commission only $2,500

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“Many Passes”

“many passes” (medium) was done en pointe while executing bourrées across the canvas countless times. Passes where made in black, grey and white while allowing the colors to mix and blur.

Relevant in many ways, “many passes” demonstrates what can be done little by little.

Acrylic on canvas Private collection, commission only $750

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“Brushed”

“brushed” is a work in white on black using one foot in tendus forward and back.

Acrylic on canvas 31”x56” $500

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“relevé”

“relevé” Is a small work en point, from fifth position to relevé, done once in black and then layered in grey.

Acrylic on canvas 21.5”10” $75

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“solo”

“solo” was done en pointe while executing bourrées across the canvas. It is done only in black on white canvas. The result is a little lonely but an effective depiction of the vulnerability of being a soloist on stage in any capacity.

Acrylic on canvas 62”x58” $1000

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“En Croix”

“En Croix” Is a set of two works, black acrylic on white canvas and white acrylic on black canvas. The largest of the collection, they are nearly 6 ft tall and approximately 5 ft wide.

An exploration of the duality within one person; two separate legs can be so different. We have so much to explore and connect with others within ourselves, it is not ever so “black and white.”

Acrylic on canvas 54”x72” Set $4,500 Individual $2,500

“En Croix”

“En Croix” Is a set of two works, black acrylic on white canvas and white acrylic on black canvas. The largest of the collection, they are nearly 6 ft tall and approximately 5 ft wide.

An exploration of the duality within one person; two separate legs can be so different. We have so much to explore and connect with others within ourselves, it is not ever so “black and white.”

Acrylic on canvas 54”x72” Set $4,500 Individual $2,500

“Both“


“Both“ Is large piece showing work on both legs on one canvas. Tendu’s and plié’s were executed en croix many times to spread the paint.

I love to see the differences from both sides of the body making the same motions. We are not perfect; the paint will never set the same way each time, the foot will have different weight and direction on the page, and even after careful and meticulous practice, two strokes from the same body will never be exactly the same. In an age where technology takes us to new levels of perfection, I am reminded that it is the human element, the imperfection, the asymmetry, that makes the experience so much more fulfilling. Black on white canvas.

Acrylic on canvas 62.5”x57.5” Set $5,000 Individual $3,000

“Both“


“Both“ Is large piece showing work on both legs on one canvas. Tendu’s and plié’s were executed en croix many times to spread the paint.

I love to see the differences from both sides of the body making the same motions. We are not perfect; the paint will never set the same way each time, the foot will have different weight and direction on the page, and even after careful and meticulous practice, two strokes from the same body will never be exactly the same. In an age where technology takes us to new levels of perfection, I am reminded that it is the human element, the imperfection, the asymmetry, that makes the experience so much more fulfilling. Black on white canvas.

Acrylic on canvas 62.5”x57.5” Set $5,000 Individual $3,000

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“four corners”


“four corners” is a set of four individual works. Right foot tendu devant, right foot tendu derrière. Left foot tendu devant, left foot tendu derrière.

Acrylic on canvas 16.5”x24.5’ Set $1,000 Individual $300