Nesting Instinct by Natalie Featherston

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Natalie Featherston

Nesting Instinct


25.4 x 20.32 cm | 10 x 8 in

Oil on panel

  • Best Trompe L'oeil ($250 Cash Award)

Artist Natalie Featherston conceived of this trompe l'oeil painting at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, when the public was asked to stay home. Using a three-dimensional panel, she has painted the sides to create the illusion of a cardboard box. The nest appears in an almost perilous condition, ready to tip it's precious cargo out of the box- a feeling the artist identified with as the pandemic began, with its fear and uncertainty.