I am an artist who uses materials with unique texture to express myself; my art is architecturally inspired and delicately stitched.
I celebrate the beauty of the architecture around me and stitch skyscrapers, bridges and fire escapes. Reclaimed and repurposed materials such as vintage linens, fabric scraps, and plastic shopping bags are in my paint box. I collage and layer, sketch and stitch by hand and machine. My camera helps me capture the beauty around me, and Photoshop helps rearrange what I see. I use my sewing machine for thread sketching and then spend many hours of meditative hand stitching on all the intimate details.
My work has been exhibited in juried shows through out the US, including Quilt National 2013 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH and 63rd Annual Art of the Northeast at the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT. It has been published in Fiber Art Now, Quilting Arts Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, and Art Quilting Studio. I earned a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and had a previous career in the fashion and film industries.
Look at some samples of Natalya’s work: