Detail installation view of Marginal
- Commissioned site-specific tree grates for Pittsburgh's revitalized Penn Avenue
Coming Spring 2016
In keeping with my installation work responding to unusual marginal spaces and plant matter, I was selected to design a custom iron tree grate pattern along Penn Avenue through Pittsburgh's Garfield and East Liberty neighborhoods. Each grate features an off-set stylized root flare from an aged tree around the hole from which the live tree emerges.
- Image Journal features Natalie Settles
June 1, 2015
Natalie's four year social sculpture with the University of Pittsburgh Tonsor Laboratory is featured in a fully illustrated article in Image Journal entitled "Ecologies of Knowing: What Natalie Settles Learned in a Lab" by Mark Sprinkle. The piece is thoughtful and nuanced with a great analysis of Natalie's body of recent work. The journal cover features a detail of Settles' drawing Chimera.
- h Magazine features Settles' collaborative wallpaper
November 1, 2014
The Heinz Endowments' h Magazine offers an excellent introduction to and overview of Natalie's ongoing collaborative Evolving wallpaper project and collaborative process with biologist Stephen Tonsor and his laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. The Heinz Endowments are generous funders and supporters of this innovative work. Kind thanks to the Endowments!
read the article in h →
- The journal Science features the Evolving Wallpaper project
July 5, 2013
The journal Science reported on Settles's on-going evolving wallpaper project in collaboration with the Tonsor evolutionary biology laboratory. This project-in-development features projected, interactive wallpapers that evolve site-specifically in response to viewer interaction. They are at once a work of art distributed over many sites and a system of scientific experimentation.
read the article in Science →