Natalie Wood

My work is a fusion of things I would like to see, things I wish I could find in reality, and a visual scrapbook of places I’ve been. 

I grew up working for a portrait photographer in Las Vegas, NV. As a female photographer, and one who wasn’t really interested in photographing people, I used to feel trapped by the ever-changing set of standards other people dictated to me. I also felt more inspired and drawn to surrealist imagery and wondered how I could use photography to tell dream-like stories. 

It is my goal with each piece to consider the building, statue, or creature as having a voice that can tell me what it dreams about. I want forgotten structures to be reborn into fantastic adventures and sacred spaces to become someone’s favorite sanctuary. 

I hope that those who view my work can find their own connection between dreaming and waking, desire and memory, and dark and light. 

Each image I produce contains real photographs I have captured, blended into dreamscapes and memories. My encaustics are truly one-of-a-kind fusions of photography and wax, while my prints are only sold in editions of three to preserve their exclusivity.