Rathbone's favored forms include herds, flocks, packs and multitudes, often using small marks and colors that would be unnoticeable on the gallery wall were in not for their population. Rathbone does not inflict objects onto a space, but rather gently draws into the artwork the elements that happen to be there...evicting the line that separates the art from the environment.
I find drawing to be an open and conceptually elastic medium in which I can explore a range of subjects free of extraneous matter and direct in concept. The repetition of actions through mark making becomes ritualistic and brings on altered states of consciousness. It enhances clear thinking and direction.