Vermont Public Radio

"For the pieces in this exhibit, she printed patterns of everything from lace to geometric shapes onto hand-woven Japanese silk, sewed it into imaginative forms and incorporated various natural objects. In this sculptural context, the silk can seem at once earthbound and ethereal, fragile and indestructible, modern and antique. Whether scrunched into showy Victoriana blooms around a tiny shell, pressed flat and adorned with coin-size metallic spirals or hung like giant ribbons from unseen fishing line, Ratté's innovations are crafted with an archeologist's investigative eye and a jeweler's intuitive hand."... 

This commentary by Anne Lawrence Guyon was written for Vermont Public Radio and aired on July 18, 2011.