Museum Shop Artist: Rachel A. O’Flannagan

Museum Shop Artist: Rachel A. O’Flannagan

Museum Shop

Rachel A. O’Flannagan makes utilitarian pots with complex line design patterns and bursts of color. Her patterns evolve from various items that may have once held value but are often overlooked with the passing of time. Ornate handles on silverware found in antique stores, crown molding patterns, and factory structures all play into the line designs Rachel applies to her sleek, functional forms. Striving to transform a detail from a 3D object to a flattened 2D pattern, Rachel pulls the aesthetic together with a balance of white space and color details. Her goal is to combine elements of forgotten items and spaces and create a piece of work that is desired to be used everyday in someone’s home and throughout their life.

View her works in-person at the Shop or join us May 5 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for "Pop Up at the Museum Shop: Spring Edition" featuring eight remarkable local artists, including Rachel O’Flannagan – learn more here!