Textile has always been a familiar material for Nathalie. Grandma from fathers side was very good with needle, thread and fabrics. She made haute couture for her clients and gave classes in sewing and pattern drawing.

As a little child Nathalie was often found in her grandma’s studio, playing with all she could find there. Still it never evolved in creating clothes or even in how to work the sewing machine.

When Nathalie uses textile in her two dimensional art she doesn’t use needle and thread. That would make the art too feminine for her. Nathalie searched for more of a rough edge to contrast the soft fabrics.

The answer was found in simple staples to give it just the masculinity she was looking for. Each piece of fabric is only secured by the staples and when light glances over them they shine dangerously in contrast with the soft textile.