Barbara Rae studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1961-65. Her work has been included in many exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Repare! Por Favor II showcases Rae’s talent as a colourist; achieving beautiful depth and harmony of tone. The composition is built up through layers of print, collage and paint, creating a very textured and varied surface. Her use of text was inspired by graffiti that she had seen in Spain, a country in which she has found much artistic stimulation. The text seems to act as a command, ordering the heart to ‘Repare!’. Below this magic word we see a heart at the moment of impact when its two halves are reunited, pierced by an arrow holding it together.
auctioned in aid of the British Heart Foundation.