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Michele Ratté Spirit Root

WEB Ratté Spirit Root 2018 cedar root white acrylic paint plastic beach threads. Pierced painted threaded 9h x 14w x 11dFor 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.