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New Work

CONSTRUCTION SERIES

2018

concrete, alunimum and metal

ARTIST STATEMENT

This body of work is a reflection of the urban landscape I live in. The constant destruction and reconstruction of the physical world has made seeing safety fences, cinder blocks, and rebar grids common place but always from the seat of a car. I rescale and change the perspective of these objects to reframe their context, turning a 1 ton construction wall into a brooch, an orange safety fence into a wall sculpture, a 40 foot rebar and concrete trestle into fine jewelry. Silver, copper, concrete and steel are implemented to create these intimate and detailed structures.

Natalie Macellaio -Construction Clusters

Black Construction Clusters Matte Board, Steel 2018

Natalie Macellaio -Construction Clusters -detail

Construction Clusters -detail Dimensions vary

Natalie Macellaio -Construction Clusters -group

Construction Clusters -group Matte Board, Steel 2018

Natalie Macellaio -Grey Construction Clusters

Grey Construction Cluster Acrylic, Spray Paint 14"x20"x.25"

Natalie Macellaio -Orange Fence -steel 2

Orange Fence Steel, Paint 14"x20"x.5" 2017

Natalie Macellaio -Orange Fence -detail

Orange Fence detail

Natalie Macellaio -Building Block Crunch

Building Blocks Concrete, Sterling Silver, Copper 24"x6"x.25" 2016

Natalie Macellaio -Building Block -side

Building Block -side

Natalie Macellaio -Orange Fence with Silver Bar

Wrapped Orange Fence Copper, Sterling Silver, Powder Coat 2"x.5"x.5" 2017

Natalie Macellaio - Column

Column Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass 24"x6"x.25" 2017

Natalie Macellaio -Safety Fence -Orange

Safety Fence - Orange Copper, Sterling Silver, Steel, Powder Coat 2.5"x2"x.5" 2018

Natalie Macellaio - Column

Safety Fence - Grey Copper, Sterling Silver, Steel, Powder Coat 2.5"x2"x.5" 2018

Natalie Macellaio - Grid

Grid Copper, Concrete 3"x3"x.5" 2016

Natalie Macellaio -Rebar in Wall -Brooch

Broken Wall Brooch Concrete, Copper 2"x3.5"x.25" 2016

Natalie Macellaio -Construction Cluster 4

Construction Cluster 4 Sterling Silver, Copper, Bronze, Steel 3"x3"x.5" 2018

Natalie Macellaio - Construction Cluster 1

Construction Cluster 1 Copper, Sterling Silver, Steel 2"x2"x.5" 2018

Natalie Macellaio -Cinder Block Earrings

Cinder Block Earrings Sterling Silver .5"x.5"x.2" 2018

Natalie Macellaio - Orange Fence Silver Necklace

Orange Fence Silver Necklace Silver .5"x 1.5"x .16" 2018

Natalie Macellaio - Crumbled Rebar 2

Crumbled Rebar Copper, Concrete 2.5"x.25"x.25" 2016

Natalie Macellaio - Silver Pallet -detail

Silver Pallet -detail