• Nathalie shows the dismembering of a dead stork to retrieve the bones for her creations. If you are a bit squeamish, you are advised to skip this chapter.

    Nathalie: “Friends called me on the phone: ‘We have a dead stork on the driveway, you want it?’ ‘Great!’ I replied, ‘be there in a sec’. They know about my art so the question wasn’t that strange. I jumped in the car with a big plastic bag and rushed to collect it before any flies or stray dogs would find my new treasure. Luckily I was there in time and I could see that the stork wasn’t dead for long.

    How the stork died I don’t know, I could only hope he had a good life and didn’t suffer too much dying. The only thing I can do is to make good use of his bones and make beautiful sculptures with it. This means I first have to do the messy job of dismembering the bird, but when you look inside and see all the organs, muscles and bones, you have to admire the beauty of nature.”