Road kills, prey brought home by her cats, dead presents from friends or people who know about her art, digging up buried pets and even left overs from a nice meal, it’s all material for Nathalie’s art.
In the chapter How, Nathalie shows the dismembering of a dead stork to retrieve the bones for her creations. Once they are harvested and cleaned the bones from different animals are carefully pieced together to create a new creature. They look self-evident like not yet discovered species, each with its own attitude. Finally most of the creature is gilded with 24 carat gold leaf, still some parts remain visible.
The sculptures are fragile like glass of the same measure but they are well protected in their custom made glass cubes. In there they stand on a mirror with nibbled edges. The mirror bounces of a nice soft light and provides an extra dimension to the sculptures.