'Mother' aims to direct the viewers attention to the fictional mother tree across the road. Mother trees - an idea investigated by Dr Suzanne Simard are usually the strongest and tallest trees in forests that help co-ordinate other trees, helping them to feed, to send nutrients and heal other trees in the Forest.
Experimenting with materials, I played with bringing soil from the roots of the tree into the plaster. Exploring ideas of balance artist Yaron Meyer made the glass egg. This piece was created during Rachel's first few months of being at the RCA.