I think of mixed media as sort of art calisthenics. I use whatever medium or combination of media necessary to express what I want to say. Recently, printmaking has been the starting point for most of my work. Currently, I am experimenting with developing a library of printed elements and exploring their interchangeability in the creation of new works.
My work comes from my personal experiences, and it expresses feelings I cannot adequately explain with words. Dots make me feel safe.
Born into the waning days of the Eisenhower administration, Natalie’s work is often influenced by her memories of the 1960s and 70s, and is usually based on emotions rather than places or things.
Natalie Schorr spent 12 years working as an art director and set designer in motion pictures and television before leaving to raise her children. Her early work focused on realistic drawing and watercolor. In 1999, she added printmaking to her skills, experimenting extensively with early photopolymers and other nontoxic methods.
After a gap of many years of other creative pursuits, Natalie returned to art. Recently, she has become more focused on analog collage mixed media, frequently employing printmaking as a starting point. Her current work often includes old and recycled items, with works primarily relating to memory and social comment. Natalie believes that in a perfect moment, mixed media brings together all her skills to create something no one skill or medium could possibly express.
After living in several cities over five states, Natalie recently returned to Greensboro, North Carolina. She holds a BFA in Costume Design from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and an MFA in Scene Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Her studio includes a large printing press and an embarrassingly comprehensive supply of old magazines, wallpapers and ephemera.