From silk, steel, and wood, artist Natalie Shudt has created an all-encompassing environment of flowing botanical sculptures anchored to the floor and wall. Sway will be on display at The Art League Gallery April 10–May 5, 2014.
Botanical and architectural forms inspired Shudt’s three-dimensional fiber sculptures. Her work blends a love of texture, color, and form. She uses silks, wools and other fine fabrics, stitching and quilting them heavily enough to build sculptures with flowing lines and vibrant color.
Sway envelops the viewer amongst hovering lily pads, flowing leaves, and crawling mushroom shelves. While the works are evocative of plants, they also represent experiences that are a part of the human condition.
Opening reception: Thursday, April 10, 6:30 pm