Inside the Studio

Visit with Natalie Baxter

Visit soft-sculptor Natalie Baxter at her Bushwick studio to check out her newest works from the Warm Guns and Bloated Flags series.

07bf8690 07d5 4cbc a7fd cfcaa2501e20
45a5a537 28bc 484b a797 3c0c328b7e83
676f1036 18e9 4cdc b0a4 d619e432f4f7

“My grandmother taught me to quilt when I was young and it was something I would occasionally do on the side as a craft, not as a part of my art practice.”

— Natalie Baxter

1a15cd27 fdf4 4982 a7d1 8d622603b87a
8e91f6bf c6d4 41d9 a663 dfe9061715ea
E2af08d6 72ef 4f91 b81b 9ca337142306
7587d195 299e 4919 aed6 b02bab0ac197

“I hope that I am stirring up thoughts of gun control, gun violence, and gender issues, but I realize that to some people, I am making a cute stuffed replica of their favorite weapon.”

— Natalie Baxter

B4921cff df86 446e b1ec e39a5343c585
70625d32 0f3c 434b 9ac8 ea1e3dbc20e7
90413b54 046d 4d5c 8920 6fca3e4ad009
Ea35aede c12b 4d59 9c5d ba49597caa72

“I’ve been making a lot of gold flags lately that I have been calling “People Will Think You’re Making A Trump Flag,” a title I got from a studio visit critique warning me that I should be careful making gold flags because of their association with Trump. I think that is such a perfect example of our current political landscape.”

— Natalie Baxter

More From Natalie Baxter

More from Inside the Studio

Tour Artist Studios
F0c52a94 441e 4e9b ae3e e204b2bbcbfb
Inside the Studio Erin on 'Carnal Botany'

Erin Lynn Welsh shares her discoveries on feminine versus masculine roles in the history of botany, which influenced her latest series.

More from the Journal

Browse Posts
B28c11a9 4026 452e b9bc 8790172e905f
Meet Ingrid Daniell

Australian artist Ingrid Daniell gives us a look at how she incorporates intangible sensibilities about time and place into her landscape work.