Provided by Barbara Rachko
Soft Pastel on Sandpaper, Image 20″ x 26″ (51 x 66 cm), Framed 28.5″ x 35″ (72 x 89 cm)
Matted and framed
Barbara travels regularly to Mexico, Central America, South America, and Asia. In her first series, she used her large collection of Mexican and Guatemalan folk art – masks, carved wooden animals, papier mâché figures, and toys – to create one-of-a-kind pastel-on-sandpaper paintings that combine reality and fantasy and depict personal narratives. Since 2017 she has been creating a series called “Bolivianos,” based on an exhibition of Carnival masks seen at the Museum of Ethnography and Folklore in La Paz.