Artist: Natalie Heiser www.cottonwoodcanopy.com
Venue: COUCH / 5423 Ballard Ave NW
Event: April 20th 6pm - 9pm
Natalia Heiser was born in the Midwest with a heart for the west. She remembers the first time she saw the mountains on a road trip from IL to CO and knew she wanted them to be a part of her daily life. She received her BA of Science with a Fine Art emphasis from Illinois State University in 2006. In 2007 she moved to CO to fulfill her desire to be closer to the mountains. She put her creativity to work at a kitchen and bath showroom where she worked closely with interior designers, builders and architects. Natalia worked on projects of all design styles but quickly fell in love with the clean, simple, and timeless lines of modern design. After 7 years in CO she and her family found themselves making the trek to the Pacific Northwest. It was here that her inspiration was ignited as she started making art using reclaimed wood for the Chevron Series. After looking at quilt patterns and different geometric designs for inspiration she realized she needed to combine all the elements that she loved so much. She started seeing the complexity of mountain ranges and trees in a new light with simplified geometric shapes. Her sketches and experiments with lines also revealed another body of work more nonrepresentational containing abstract fractal patterns with mesmerizing movement. It may have taken almost 10 years for her heart to lead her west and find her inspiration but it is coming together now and she couldn't be more excited to share it with you.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Greater Ballard Arts - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.