Natalie is invited to lead the Pittsburgh edition WALK along with ecologist Charles Bier and landscape architect Kara Smith. City as Living Laboratory/WALKS, a project begun by renowned artist Mary Miss, brings together artists, scientists and city leaders to cast a nuanced eye on the urban landscape as the participants walk through the environment. The
Natalie was invited to offer her reflections on life after thirty for Image journal’s 30th-anniversary issue. A nighttime image of Elder, Settles’ recent large-scale etched glass commission, accompanies her thoughts: LIFE AFTER THIRTY My fourth decade was a passage through death to life. So much dimmed and came to a halt. Yet by the end,
You are invited to the opening of Natalie Settles’ newest large-scale public art commission. Elder is an architectural glasswork that forms the prow of the Hillcrest Residences in Pittsburgh, a project of the Community Builders. Join the Office of Public Art and The Community Builders to celebrate the opening of this new artwork, and to
Elder is a large-scale architectural glass etch drawing commissioned for the Hillcrest Residences in Pittsburgh. The work is an homage to one of the stately trees that once stood on the building’s site. The work, which appears abstract at first viewing, slowly reveals itself as a gnarled and expansive tree based on the oak, sycamore,
Garfield’s Roots is a commissioned reimagining of the iron tree grates along Pittsburgh’s Penn Avenue as part of the area’s renewal. Working in cooperation with Loysen-Kreuthmeier Architects and the City of Pittsburgh, the artist created Garfield’s Roots, a site-specific commission of 32 iron works that surround each of the avenue’s newly planted trees. Old trees
Noon, February 22, 2016 The talk entitled A Pilgrim in Art and Science follows the trail through the past fifteen years of the artist’s work in the worlds of art and science, including recent works and directions.
The feature article entitled, “Ecologies of Knowing: What Natalie Settles Learned in a Lab,” overviews the artist’s four-year residency with an evolutionary biology laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. The illustrated piece is thoughtful and nuanced with an analysis of Natalie’s body of recent work, her time based in the lab, and her emerging long-term,
The Heinz Endowments’ h Magazine features an article describing Natalie’s ongoing Evolving Wallpaper project and residency with an evolutionary biology laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. The Heinz Endowments are generous funders and supporters of this innovative work.
The Dartmouth College Department of Biological Sciences and the Neukom Institute has invited the artist to speak about her ongoing work in art and biology and the development of the Evolving Wallpaper, a work of art and a system of scientific experimentation. Photo credit: Eli Burkian for dartmouth.edu