REBECCA REEVES

the gardens wept the day you died

solo exhibition

Opening on October 7th, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is thrilled to present another stunning feature of mixed media artist Rebecca Reeves, entitled: THE GARDENS WEPT THE DAY YOU DIED. A decadent array of 16 beaded works, Reeves holds the hand of those who know what it is to grieve, and offers sympathetic, shimmering arrangements to provoke a sense of peace and contemplation.

 

Working out of her home studio in Bucks County, PA, a region where the artist has lived since birth, Reeves blesses us with her very own Wunderkammer of affection. A continuation of her investigation of Victorian bead art, Rebecca’s practice was first inspired by her great grandmother– an avid, floral beadworker. Developed over years through study of antique pieces of mourning art, Reeves sees her work as a preservation of that niche artform.

 

Dramatic and alluring, meticulously crafted blooms and old ceramic birds drip sparkling tears of blood, cascading reverently from the custom made frames that hold them. An echo of the veils that the bereaved once wore, the trickle of dazzling strands bears a delicate reflection of life after death.

 

On the series, Rebecca writes:

 

“This body of work is dedicated to my grandparents. Both maternal and paternal grandparents were avid gardeners. Since I was little, they shared their favorite plants and educated me on gardening.  Most of the plants in my gardens are either from their collections or a tribute flower representing them. When my maternal grandparents became ill, I spent my time caring for them. The gardens were in a very sad state due to the lack of care. It was almost as if they were withering away just like my loved ones.”

 

THE GARDENS WEPT THE DAY YOU DIED is Arch Enemy Arts’ second solo feature of Rebecca Reeves, coming after last year’s Lost/Loss, and a dual feature with Michelle Avery Konczyk in 2020.

- written by Alex Medlin II

Rebecca's THE GARDENS WEPT THE DAY YOU DIED will be on view from October 7th - November 6th.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of November 6th unless other rush shipping arrangements have been made.

All pieces marked with a red dot have been sold.

Most pieces are eligible for payment plan options, email to inquire.

Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Whimper" (2022) beadwork 15" x 6.25" x 3" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Bellow" (2022) beadwork 8" x 7" x 3" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Bawl" (2022) beadwork 11" x 7.5" x 3" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Sob" (2022) beadwork 12.5" x 10" x 3" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Weep" (2022) beadwork 13" x 6.25" x 3" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Wail" (2022) beadwork 12.5" x 10" x 3" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Whine" (2022) beadwork 12" x 8" x 3" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Yowl" (2022) beadwork 14" x 8" x 3" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Decompose" (2022) beadwork, ceramic bird head, industrial felt 8.25" x 6.25" x 3" $650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Shrivel" (2022) beadwork, ceramic bird head, industrial felt 8.25" x 6.25" x 3" $650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Fester" (2022) beadwork, ceramic bird head, industrial felt 8.25" x 6.25" x 3" $650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Perish" (2022) beadwork, ceramic bird head, industrial felt 8.25" x 6.25" x 3" $650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Spoil" (2022) beadwork, ceramic bird head, industrial felt 8.25" x 6.25" x 3" $650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Rot" (2022) beadwork, ceramic bird head, industrial felt 8.25" x 6.25" x 3" $650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Putrefy" (2022) beadwork, ceramic bird head, industrial felt 8.25" x 6.25" x 3" $650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Decay" (2022) beadwork, ceramic bird head, industrial felt 8.25" x 6.25" x 3" $650 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS BY REBECCA REEVES

all items marked with a red dot have been sold

all pieces listed below are available, can be shipped immediately, and can be purchased using our flexible payment plan option. 

email info@archenemyarts.com with any purchase inquiries

Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"My Heart Bleeds for You" (2022) beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll head, industrial felt, plexi dome, shadow box frame 12" round $1800 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Watery Grave" (2021) print, beadwork, antique metal anchors, mourning tears, antique frame 17"w x 22"h x 3"d $2100 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Lost At Sea" (2021) print, beadwork, antique metal anchors, mourning tears, antique frame 18.5"w x 25"h x 3"d $2100 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"An Ocean of Tears" (2021) print, beadwork, antique frame 15"w x "13"h x 2.5"d $1200 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Within My Darkness II" (2021) graphite on paper, beadwork, antique frame 5"w x 4"h x 1"d $350 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Overwhelming Grief" (2021) hand beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll head, industrial felt, thread, antique frame 5" x 5" x 2" $250 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Coping" (2021) hand beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll head, industrial felt, thread, antique frame 5" x 5" x 2" $250 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Death by Sea" (2021) print, beadwork, antique frame 13"w x "11"h x 2.5"d $950 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Within My Darkness I" (2021) graphite on paper, beadwork, antique frame 5.5"w x 5"h x 1"d $350 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Floral Slumber" (2021) beadwork, antique post mortem photo 12"w x 10"h x 1.5"d $850 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Blanketed by Death" (2021) beadwork, antique post mortem photo 11"w x 9"h x 1.5"d $850 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Encapsulated Grief" (2021) beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll head, plexi dome, shadow box frame 14" x 14" x 5" $2400 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Bleeding from Within" (2021) felted cloud, beadwork, porcelain doll eyes and hands, glass cloche 6"w x 12"h x 6"d $1825 USD

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"From Within Ourselves We See I"
"From Within Ourselves We See I"

a collaboration: Michelle Avery Konczyk & Rebecca Reeves watercolor on paper, hand-beaded flowers, mounted on custom cut wood panel 6.5" x 23" x 2" $1100 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Broken Beyond Words, Damaged Beyond Repair" (2020) beaded flowers, porcelain dolls, felt, thread 15"h x 13"w x 4"d $1500 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Love Transcends" (2021) needle felting, beads, antique doll hands & heads, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 14.25" x 17.25" x 3" $1650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Under a Watchful Eye (We Will Rise From the Ashes)" (2021) hand beaded flowers, porcelain doll eyes 12" round, 6"d $1400 USD

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"From Within Ourselves We See II"
"From Within Ourselves We See II"

a collaboration: Michelle Avery Konczyk & Rebecca Reeves watercolor on paper, hand-beaded flowers, mounted on custom cut wood panel 6.5" x 23" x 2" $1100 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Circle of Sorrow" (2020) hand-beaded leaves/berries, antique porcelain doll heads, industrial felt, custom frame, plexi dome 19" x 19" x 6.5" $2600 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Grief Cloud" (2020) needle felted wool, beads, industrial felt, antique porcelain doll eye, antique frame 8.5" x 6.5" x 2" $450 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Grasping for Hope" (2020) hand-beaded antique flowers, antique porcelain doll head and hand, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 9.5" x 11.5" x 2" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Silent Breath" (2020) hand beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll, thread, industrial felt, custom frame 6.5" x 8" x 3" $750 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Return To The Garden" (2020) hand-beaded leaves, antique porcelain dolls, industrial felt, custom frame 9" x 9" x 3" $800 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Bound Together in Life & Death" (2020) hand-beaded flowers, antique dolls, thread, industrial felt, custom frame 6.5" x 8" x 3" $850 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"We All Become Flowers Again" (2020) hand-beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll hands, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 7.5" x 12.5" x 2" $550 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Broken Within" (2020) hand-beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 4.5" x 5" x 1" $400 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"With Me" (2020) hand-beaded flowers, beads, antique porcelain doll head, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 5" x 5" x 2" $375 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"With You" (2020) beads, antique porcelain doll head, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 5" x 5" x 2" $375 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Woe" (2020) beads, antique porcelain doll hand, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 4.5" x 7" x 1" $225 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Relic II" (2020) beads, porcelain doll hand, felt, thread, antique frame 3" x 4.5" $200 USD

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