Rachel Murray Meyer
Rachel Murray Meyer was always making art and objects as a child growing up in Los Angeles, and this kind of activity – creating objects and experimental environments – still comes naturally to her. She has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Smith College with course work in design and photography and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Inspired to use images in a variety of ways – straight, layered, projected, and rephotographed, she uses multiple photographic methods to create her photographs. These include traditional cameras and digital scanning. The images from her most recent series combine transparent layers of her photographs, engravings from the 1800’s, and gold or silver painted prayer paper.