Rachel Brace-Stille

“The objects I choose resonate with me. As my eye scours piles of discarded articles, I look for something that has a story similar to my own, a mingling of histories. In my effort to make visible the invisible, to give voice to pasts that have not yet been spoken, I wrap, bind and recreate some of my childhood experiences. These secrets are the ties that bind, the pull of the string, obligating me to be responsible for keeping up appearances set in motion decades ago. I compulsively weave, feeling the thread between my fingers give way to a rhythmic movement. It quells the fear and unease that lies just below the surface. I create a hindrance, while at the same time the pretense of perfection.” (Rachel Brace-Stille)

Constantly in motion, her work ever evolving, Rachel Brace-Stille recently completed her MFA at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, January 2010. In the last decade, her pursuit has been to become an image maker, embracing the process of creation while developing all of the essential qualities of a fine artist.