Natalie Field | Artist Statement

“The story of our universe begins with a singularity. Due to some inconceivable force, space expanded and matter formed. The stars, earth, oceans, animals – and even our bodies – are all made from this matter that has existed since the beginning of time. We are, quite literally, stardust.”
Natalie Field

I create surreal art exploring the mercurial, ephemeral and cyclical nature of Nature through transformative narratives around creation, evolution, metamorphosis and the transmigration of spirit.

On the surface, these themes are visually illustrated through anatomy, zoology, entomology and botany; biological forms woven together to illustrate the reciprocal interaction found throughout nature. More than celebrate Nature, the work considers the interdependence of biotic life forms and their micro-habitats; and the importance of the conservation of this ecosystem that we call home: earth.

Using light as my medium, I create cinematic tableaux, photomontages, cyanotypes and video installations portraying the stories that unfold from my research and studies. By combining self-portraiture with performance art, photo-manipulation with the spontaneity of in-camera effects and digital capture with alternative printing techniques, I continue to experiment with photographic processes in the search for what I call “The Unexpected Image”.

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