27 Dec Natalie Novak
Natalie Novak is an artist at practice and play in the Pacific Northwest. Her work draws from ancient and contemporary weaving techniques to explore a fascination with rainbows, modern mysticism and the natural world.
Natalie has been working with textiles and creating art since she can remember and eventually went on to study drawing and painting at the University of Wisconsin and Oregon College of Art and Craft. A few years out of school Natalie’s focus shifted and she found herself once again attracted to the world of fibers. She began researching weaving and looms, ultimately honing in on southwestern textiles. Incredibly inspired, Natalie sought out a mentor and learned to weave on a Navajo style loom. This first taste of weaving magic led her to a vibrant community where she has studied with a variety of teachers working on all sorts of looms. Weaving gives Natalie a feeling of grounding and empowerment that she hasn’t experienced elsewhere, taking her beyond the surface and connecting her to a rich tradition practiced by cultures all around the world.
Currently Natalie weaves tapestry at her hand-built studio in Portland, Oregon and teaches this meditative craft at workshops on the west coast.
You can see Natalie’s work here: www.combedthunder.com
Natalie Novak will be sharing Busy Hands, Quiet Minds.