“Silver and Pearl Tapestry Mound”
Natalie Harrison
Acrylic paint on wood
ITEM #: 039


Natalie Harrison was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013. Natalie currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband Alex and her chihuahua Ginger.


Harrison is drawn to the aesthetic qualities of jewelry. This interest stems from the color, texture, variety, and the association with the female body that jewelry contains. She experiment with various manipulations of paint in which the paint strays away from the picture plane and becomes a three-dimensional form. In this body of work, she has molded paint into bead, lace, and floral forms. While the molds themselves remain consistent, the paint allows each bead to have individuality. These pieces are then meditatively collaged together to create a tapestry of paint. These molded forms cover the surface of each panel. They are no longer additions or embellishments to pieces, but the focus. The detail of each piece urges the viewer to slow down and take a closer look.


Artist’s Instagram: @natalie___harrison

Artist’s Website: