I create minimal wall sculptures that suggest mysterious purposes. This work stems from my fascination with interior objects that blur the line between décor and functionality.
I use fabric because of its reference to the interior domain as well as its ability to droop and hang, producing shifting spaces between wall and object. I incorporate window screen, a transparent link between interior and exterior, to create "threshold" areas in the work, points available for entry or exit. Each piece begins with abstract drawings that evolve from objects or forms I have observed. I continually revise these drawings, making intuitive formal decisions as I cut, assemble, sew, and sometimes draw on the fabric.
Natalie Beall received her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2004 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2009. Her work has been shown at Scaramouche Gallery, the Fisher Landau Center for Art, and the Sculpture Center Block Party, among other venues. For more information, please visit www.nataliebeall.com.