Since childhood, Natalie Percy has loved taking clocks apart to find out how they work. She has long been fascinated by the idea that “time” is actually a collection of tiny metal parts that interact precisely to tell us when our day begins and ends. The intricate internal workings are always concealed, and Natalie wanted to create a piece of artistic work that makes their hidden beauty visible, using light within the structure to enhance the outlines.
Natalie Percy trained at Hastings College of Art and Design, specialising in Sculpture and Illustration. She began her working life as Standby Props person at BBC Television Centre, progressing to become Standby Art Director on a range of productions before making the move to feature films. Alongside her television and film career, Natalie currently works as PA to actress and writer Maureen Lipman. In her (limited) spare time Natalie is lead singer in a band, The 236.
Throughout this time, she has continued to produce her own artwork, obsessively drawing and cutting complex designs out of paper and card. When she discovered that she could use metal, specifically copper, in the same manner, she was inspired to create this portfolio of work to exhibit at gallery standard.
Natalie plans to design much larger sculptures and expand her use of diverse metals to create exciting artwork for domestic settings, restaurants and bars.