Auckland artist Rachel Rush sometimes works in abstract resins, and sometimes in graffiti, Stuff reveals. She says the distinct styles reflect two sides of her personality: the sensible grown-up and the rebel. “When I was 21, I had meningitis. I [was given] 24 hours to live. When I came through it… I thought, ‘What if that was it?’ And then I thought, ‘Every day has to be amazing.’ That’s when I switched it to being about the art.” Rachel Rush is one of about 100 New Zealand artists exhibiting at Auckland’s Art in the Park from September 8 to 11.