Much of Rabbitneck's work is influenced by the Swiss Style (graphics supporting music, art and architecture in the 1950's modernist movement). where asymmetry, negative space, and mathematically-placed geometric forms were hallmark of the style.
Other aesthetic cues in Rabbitneck objects are also taken from the Art Deco period, the Bauhaus, De Stijl, and what emerged from the 1980's post-modern Italian art collective known as the Memphis Groupe.
All Rabbitneck objects are hand-made in Brooklyn, New York and Mexico City. Each of the pieces have been cut from Lucite® (acrylic) sheets, assembled by hand and sanded manually through 14 different grits. They are then polished and buffed to high shine.
Swiss designer Josef Müller Brockmann, 1955
Laura A. Tiffin, an Oklahoma native (and Cherokee tribal member) and Pratt graduate has lived and worked as a designer/art director/artist in New York City for over 15 years. Rabbitneck is a formal evolution of Laura’s studio practice where she continues to make contemporary sculpture, painting and drawing in a variety of materials. When she’s not immersed in several projects at once, she enjoys reading and playing classical piano as taught to her by her mother.