“What art offers is space – a certain breathing space for the spirit.”
– John Updike
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.
Papermaking gives me space for my spirit.
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 has shown her work at the Mt. Airy Art Garage, Philadelphia Sketch Club, and at the Philadelphia Athenaeum. She is a member of MamaCITA, a women’s art collective and the Guild of Paper Makers. She recently won the Mili Dunn Weiss Memorial award for her photo on handmade paper, Valley Forge during the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, and the 5th Annual Member show.