Fire/Storm is part of the “Elements” series which took it’s inspiration from the four elements: earth, water, fire, air. These sculptures reflect the beauty and power of nature and the elements while alluding to the ever increasing impact of climate change and industrial pollutants on our environment. Fire/Storm was created during the time when wildfires were engulfing much of California, my home state.
This piece is created with stainless steel wire which I weave using a simple loom whose design dates back to the Bronze Age. The methodical building of a grid, line by line, is a process of repetition, a meditation in physical form. The grids I create are inherently irregular, forming undulating lines in space. Painting the pieces transforms the material and neutralizes the steel, giving it a lightness.
Dimensions: 55″ x 36″ x 36″
Wind #3 2017
In the March/April 2019 issue of Sculpture Magazine, Jonathan Goodman writes, “….The Wind works (2017) offer a fine example of Moore’s improvisational style and interest in nature. Freeform in shape, with frayed, untied ends extending from the top and, to a lesser extent, from the bottom, they capture invisible movement and force. Billowing with energy, the orderly middle section of each work—very much a grid—is taken over by the unconstrained outpouring of wire at the ends. Color shifts reinforce the sense of air flow, as dark blues in the central core give way to flowering ends of gold. Beautifully made and beautiful to look at, the Wind works achieve a visible representation of something innately invisible—surely a notable sleight of hand….”
24” x 11” x 11,” hand woven stainless steel wire, hardware cloth, acrylic paint
In this series, named after recent super storms, Dorian (Bahamas 2019), reflects the twisted forms of architecture and nature in wake of the storm while also pointing towards hope and resilience in rebuilding from the chaos.
27” x 34” x 47,” Hand woven stainless steel wire, fabric, acrylic paint
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Natalie Moore is an artist working in Brooklyn, NY, whose primary practice is sculpture and installation. Her work is often described at an intersection between drawing and sculpture. She is interested in the transformation of materials and visual perception. Her work often employs traditional craft techniques with new materials and methodologies. She has been featured on CNN international, and her work has been written about in Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, New York Post, and New York Newsday. Moore has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She received her Bachelors of Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her Master’s degree from NYU. Moore is currently the Assistant Chairperson of the Foundation program at Pratt Institute, where she has been teaching for many years.