For me art making is an energetic and inexplicable collaboration between matter, intention, and the unknowable. I like the synergy of linking dissimilar elements and coaxing materials into an unfamiliar setting. I am drawn to incorporating cast-off articles animated by the energy of their previous use or environment, such as beach rope, tangled fishing line, driftwood, stones, cast-away cloth, etc. In Spirit Root I am working with an ocean-polished root, untangled beach rope threads, and burnt beach-wood. See more on Ratté's artist page.