Nova Scotia based visual artist Rachel Reeve, a graduate of NSCAD University has been honing her skills in gyotaku. As an interdisciplinary artist her practice also includes drawing, printmaking, installation, and design using re-purposed materials. The experience of living and working in Japan in the early 2000's continues to influence her work. She sees a reverence for nature in Japanese art and culture which appeals to her interest in human connections with the natural world. "The gyotaku series speaks of impermanence, such an intimate experience with the life and death of nature is sacred and always humbling." With an interest sustainability her aim is to continue exploring unique methods that convey the importance of connecting with nature. Primarily working in art education for fifteen years, in 2018 she began a full-time studio practice.