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Textiles BFA Students

Natalie Nauert

Just recently I have begun working on more social issues that are of importance and intriguing to me. I have been trying to understand women's roles through various media but largely focused on found object and fibers. Expectations, obligations and fears are a few narrowed topics I have been exploring. Through my art I have been considering my own sex and the rules put on women strictly due to their sex. Through art I have found a medium to express my feelings and reactions as well as a way to educate others about what is happening. In fibers I have been focusing on found objects and resurrecting a purpose to the objects I have collected. These objects that people no longer want come from flea markets, garage sales etc. for example, old family photos, buttons, scarves, aprons and so on. I am excited about continuing with these issues because it helps me to try to understand why society has these rules and my interpretations of these issues.

Natalie Nauert - Blue Scarf

Blue Scarf, 2004
60" x 20"
Natalie Nauert - Homage

Homage, 2005
Fabric, found object
46" x 36" x 6"
Natalie Nauert - Role Play

Role Play, 2005
Cloth, found objects
3' x 3' x 2'
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