Natalie Jenkins’ sculptural work resides as a hybrid of conceptual art and craft. Because of her formal training in a craft discipline she is attentive to detail and refinement, and it is important that the work be both alluring and meaningful. Formally, the objects are a combination of abstraction and representation, and it is her intention that the work be provocative in terms of questions, not definitive answers. She combines substrate materials, digital images, and ubiquitous artifacts and ephemera in order to consider our relationship with constructed contemporary culture. She examines the physical and subliminal influences of objects and materials on the self, and conversely, our impact on said objects. Ultimately, her work emphasizes the fetishization of image, both its representation of objects and as metaphor for societal paradigms. Originally from California, she has lived throughout the west coast, earning her BFA at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She currently lives in Los Angeles, and pursuing her MFA from the University of California, Riverside.