Studio Building
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Studio Location
The Lost State, 2008, 98x335x138 inches, Plastic beads, brass wire, sequins and bamboo, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, NY
Mandala - Human Anatomy, 2009, 60x60x12 inches, Plastic beads, brass wire and wood frame, LMCC Swing Space, NY
Weaving of Fate, 2007-2008, KK Projects - Derelict Cottage I (destroyed by Hurricane Katrina), New Orleans
Crystallization-Meteorite 001, 2008, Plastic beads, brass wire and sequins, 41x41x34 inches
Mushiki Whale-Cosmic Egg, 2007, 36x96x36 inches, Plastic beads and brass wire, Emerge 8, Aljira, Newark
Artist's Statement

My repetitive primitive act in the creating process, stringing beads and weaving them with my hands into a complex web structure, is like prayer or contemplation to me and it creates an infinite pattern symbolizing the cycle of the world. Beads are like atoms, the basis on which the entire world is formed. I follow the rhythmic, nearly-unconscious motion of my hands. My handmade, labor-intensive process of creation transforms time into art.


Natsu was born in Japan in 1976 and currently lives in New York City. She received her BFA from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo, JAPAN. Her bead sculpture has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Star-Ledger and Interview Magazine, etc. Her residencies include The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space Residency (2009) and Aljiria’s Emerge 08 (2006). She is currently a studio resident at AAI in Lower East Side.