Artist of the Month
The walls of Burlap and Bean are currently
featuring the work of Nathalie Borozny.
Nathalie Borozny grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont where she was allowed to freely roam and amass an amazing collection of twigs, stones, and birch bark. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Design, Architecture and Art at the University of Cincinnati. After taking two degrees in Early Childhood Education she spent most of her professional life as a teacher and program director with three and four year old children and their families where she tried to make it possible for them to make art.
A few years ago she found the paper and handmade books of artist Sandy Bernat at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market on Martha’s Vineyard and took, and continues to take, lessons in her studio every fall.
In Philadelphia she is a student and admirer of Winnie Radalon and also continues to learn from the women with whom she makes paper.
Nathalie lives in the Germantown section of Philadelphia with her retired husband, Jim, near Rittenhouse Town where paper was first made in the United States and where she walks along the Wissahickon Creek amassing another amazing collection of twigs, stones, bark. She occasionally makes forays into Ridley Creek State Park, and every autumn she photographs Martha’s Vineyard. Her photographs are printed on her handmade paper; cotton/abaca, gampi and kozo.
Nathalie’s work has been shown in exhibits by the Guild of
Papermakers, Mt. Airy Art Garage, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club.
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