2015. 23kt gold mono-prints on hand-loomed silks, dyed and printed textiles, stainless steel fishing wire, shells. 55"H x 28"W x 28"D.
Ratté’s work is sculptural. Forms fashioned from fabric are set in, against, or upon three-dimensional armatures. The effect is biomorphic. A work may appear to be the skeletal frame and soft tissue of an unknown plant or animal, or perhaps molecules or solar systems come to life. The work is both evocative and mysterious.
-- Mara Williams, Chief Curator, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (BMAC)