I am a composer and sculptor - a musician of sound and visual space. My work is influenced by my background in percussion and traditional music studies. While studying music during my undergraduate studies at Aquinas College, I was introduced to jazz. This opened up a new world of possibilities of how to think about the relationship of music to art, including an improvisational approach which allowed for instant translation of sensual observation into musical language. I began to see music as something shaped by our physical surroundings, something that is able to extract data from real life. Though my work is shaped by my interest and experience in conventional music studies, I see my endeavors as more of an exploration of space, using elements of music as a way of presenting my ideas and observations. Urban Tumbleweed was created in Omaha, NE during my residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in 2013. I earned an MFA from Ohio University in 2009 and am currently teaching sculpture at Aquinas College.
Nathan's ArtPrize Entries
These are Nathan's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.