Natalie began her career sleeping under her father’s antique show tables over four decades ago. Building on a traditional art and American history education, she has learned from so many rogue scholars to do what she loves and represent what she respects.
By documenting the intentionally marginalized (the enslaved, immigrant, working poor, women, children, disabled and other minority populations) she elevates their unbroken pride and occasional impossible joy, above the systemic struggle.
Vernacular, often anonymous, images allow us all to connect to the history, encouraging social activism through emotional engagement. In this way Natalie both challenges and aids collections to better represent their public.