ICB artist Rachel Davis has had a lifelong fascination with Asian culture, and has been practicing Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, for close to 30 years.

In her abstract botanical work she translates a sense of history and transience and an appreciation of the beauty in imperfection onto 2D panels. Her work is richly layered and textured. Things are often left unsaid, or moving in and out of focus, urging the viewer to linger and discover more. 

Davis’s award winning work has been juried into shows nationally and internationally, into the de Young Open exhibition, twice, into the Salon at the Triton Museum, and is in collections across the United States, In Europe, the Middle East and Australia. 
Davis’ medium is mixed media using botanicals from her backyard garden and old weathered book pages, ledgers, school notebooks, even Katagami, vintage kimono stencils – all bequeathed to me by a fellow artist who collected them over decades – hence the ‘Something Borrowed’ title.
Davis will be showcasing her ‘Something Borrowed’ work on the walls of the Mill Valley Chamber’s space at 85 Throckmorton Ave., including a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as part of the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Artwalk (5:30-7:30pm).
Aside from the First Tuesday Artwalk, the Chamber’s office is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12-4pm.