"This series is made from clothing worn in mourning. Inspired by a personal experience with a dress I wore to my mother’s funeral and could never bring myself to put on again, I asked family and friends whether they too had clothing too tainted by association to wear. Slowly I began collecting clothes–sometimes decades old–that had languished unworn in the backs of closets, too distressing to wear and too sentimental to just throw away. Handling these testaments of loss is a powerful experience, as every garment comes with a story. Joining them together allows for the creation of a symbolic location in which otherwise private griefs become public and communal." - Spencer Merolla
Drawings in 3D
Natale has a background in fashion design and graphic design and brings a mixed media eye to her work. Her series Drawings in 3D and Minerals both play with repetition, form, shape and have a sculptural point of view. She has a fascination for science and patterns and has traveled across the world living in the US, France and Japan. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
View her CV here.