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Your name

Rachel Rossin

Your current location

My studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn NY

Your favorite pastime

I enjoy hiking, gaming and snorkeling


Something you like

Spike lavender oil, friendship


Something you dislike

Taboola


Your defining characteristic

Errrr stamina / will to survive? Earnestness?

What would someone close to you say your defining characteristic is

I asked around and Sammy Wasson said its my playfulness (horseshit). Oolala, an ex, just said “Your vitality.”

Your favorite artist
Maria Lassnig 

Favorite word or phrase
"Life is long if you know how to use it." - Seneca


“If you want something done, do it yourself.” - Zorg, The Fifth Element 


“...so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - Gandalf (the Grey) 

What aspect of your work is most important to you

Plumbing and twaining

Who do you admire the most and why

Probably my 90-year-old grandma, Dee-Dee. She’s been in quarantine since March. She’s a piano teacher and teaches students over the phone by ear and plays the Moonlight Sonata to the moon every time it’s full. Last time we spoke she fully quoted (from memory) a Wendell Berry poem to me,

“I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethoughts of grief.

I come into the presence of still water…
And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”


Your worst habits

Just put the dish back


The first thing you think of in the morning

Write down dream

What have you always wanted to do and have not done

Hike Mount Fitz Roy

Your best decision

Moving to NYC

Your worst decision

idfk I feel ok about everything rn.

Your favorite street and why

I think it’s NYC cliche but it’s too cool—probably Doyers or Mosco Street (historic Five Points and Collect Pond). I like layers (of time), what can I say. 

What made you become the person you are

Googling things / research in general? / cringe and keen sense of self-reliability? 

Something that you treasure
A little bronze demon my mom made when she was a teen and a little ring my sister gave me.

What would the child you once were think of the adult you have become
Shock 'n awe

Your greatest fear

Losing the plot

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