Metamorphosis and mutants, recovering value in the devalued, and finding comfort through building a place to belong are concepts that figure prominently in the work of Rachel Timmins. Her strange adornments use materials and forms that are familiar to the general public, creating an accessible point of departure to understand the work. Timmins uses both humor and irony in her pieces to create a push-pull feeling between the viewer and the objects. She earned her MFA in Studio Art from Buffalo State College. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally in venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Design Museum London and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in numerous publications.