Nathalie Hildegarde Liege works as an architectural glass designer and fine artist. She established Couleurlive Studio between 1998 and 2000, having been awarded The Journeymans Award by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. Nathalie has a Profile on their website and through the award was mentored by stained glass craftsman Alfred Fisher.
She combines her fine art practice with architectural glass creations. Between 1988 to 1994, Nathalie's fine art practice followed Joseph Beuys' point of view: "social sculpture", Andrei Tarkovsky's idea of "Sculpting in Time" and Louise Bourgeois. Those artists worked with raw materials, with light, with glass revealing to her the 21st Century three dimensional and sculptural qualities that are applicable to architectural glass.
She explores; textures keeping glass as a translucent material, traditional glass paints in contemporary architecture, fusing combined with glass paints for the most challenging illustrative aims - and low relief or photographic materials with glass.
Architectural glass designs are made for everyone, combining mouth blown glass; it’s colours and natural light. It is as ubiquitous as the seasons: dominant, muted, subtle and far-reaching as far as your soul or the poetry of the subject of the artwork may lead you.
Glass may become a view outside the ordinary course of life. It is a transmitter and receiver of energies, of preternatural abstraction, of sensation and significance in suspension, in elevation and in extension, in projection, reverberation, transparency and translucency. Glass has the potential to achieve all the dimensions of time, space, body, volume and mass using natural light...