I am an interdisciplinary artist who seeks to communicate through multiple mediums; dance, painting, and fashion design. I am interested in objectifying the initial allure of beauty by uncovering the aching truths beneath its facade. My background in classical ballet has given me an understanding of the physiological body as a conduit for uncovering truth, and I use this insight as a driving force in my work. Control and freedom are qualities that are in constant flux in ballet, and by allowing freedom of movement to overcome strict technique it is made most beautiful. I am interested in this concept as a larger metaphor for Duality and the pursuit of my work, no matter which medium, is to uncover the ways light triumphs. The white lily is my personal symbol of beauty, perfection, and duality because it exemplifies a gravitas -a reminder of death- but also is a symbol of purity, light, and life. White Lily is also my clothing brand, which stems directly from my discoveries in painting.
- Natalee Maxwell of White Lily