Detail installation view of Marginal


  • Commission to create architectural glass etch
    Coming Summer 2017,
    Natalie will be executing a large scale glass etch drawing on the windows of the Hillcrest Residences, opening in 2017 in the Carrick neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Commissioned by the Community Builders and the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art, the work consitutes the windows of the prominent Community Room wing of the residences. The work engages both the Hillcrest residents, and the public, as it will be visible from the street and sidewalk along Brownsville Road. This commission extends Settles' exploration of architectural space, pattern, and now branches into the use of transparency.
  • Commissioned site-specific tree grates for Pittsburgh's revitalized Penn Avenue
    Summer 2016
    In keeping with my installation work responding to unusual marginal spaces and plant matter, I was selected to design a custom iron tree grate pattern along Penn Avenue through Pittsburgh's Garfield and East Liberty neighborhoods. Each grate features an off-set stylized root flare from an aged tree around the hole from which the live tree emerges.
  • Settles to speak in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Series
    Noon, February 22, 2016
    Natalie's talk entitled A Pilgrim in Art and Science will follow the trail through the past fifteen years of her work in the worlds of art and science, including recent works and directions. Come hear, come see, come join the conversation!