Rachel Derstine

As we experience one moment in time we are informed by the past and look toward the mystery of the next.  My work combines the long tradition of quilting with a variety of textiles made from ancient woven forms of ikat and hand dyed cottons and silks. These forms transcend cultural boundaries and can be found all over the globe. I like to create a sense of movement and depth so one is drawn into the work and the mystery of what is beyond. The use of sheer fabrics, color values and couching with yarn all work together toward this goal.