artist spotlight: Natalie Ball / by sarah biscarra dilley

Natalie Ball Pussy Hat 2018 balaclava, leather boxing gloves, Hudson's Bay Co. Trade Blanket toilet paper rolls, sinew thread, blush, human hair, abalone shells, galvanized pipe with floor flange. (head) 14'' x 7.5'' x 5.5''; (galv. pipe) 5' x 1.25'' x 1''; (floor flange) 1.25''  courtesy of the artist. 

Natalie Ball
Pussy Hat
2018
balaclava, leather boxing gloves, Hudson's Bay Co. Trade Blanket toilet paper rolls, sinew thread, blush, human hair, abalone shells, galvanized pipe with floor flange.
(head) 14'' x 7.5'' x 5.5''; (galv. pipe) 5' x 1.25'' x 1''; (floor flange) 1.25''

courtesy of the artist. 

The Commute contributing artist Natalie Ball named in Artsy

"These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Sculpture Forward"

"Her Pussy Hat (2018), rather than the omnipresent pink accessory that emerged with the Women’s March in 2017, is a patchwork hybrid made from leather boxing gloves, abalone shells, human hair, balaclavas, and Hudson’s Bay Co. Trade Blanket toilet paper rolls. A product of materials that carry particular significance for Native American peoples, Ball’s hat proposes a complex, layered, and challenging counterpart to a garment that comes loaded with the trappings of white female identity in America."

Read more about her work, intention, and practice here