My photographic and artistic practice is environmentally focused and socially engaged. I believe the conceptual framework dictates the final form of a work, and might include some unexpected forms. For example, currently I am knitting by hand large, wool, weather proverbs (some I’ve authored, some are ancient cultural proverbs) of image and text panels that pair with photographic images from my project The Weather Diaries. I am very fluid moving between the traditional genres of photography – portrait, landscape, and still life – and a work might include one or two or all three! I have done artist residencies all over the world, most notably just during the past year, in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Hawai’i, and Nova Scotia. I am extremely comfortable creating commissions, having collaborated with several major institutions like the Center for Energy and Environmental Research and FotoFest Biennial to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, or Burlington City Arts in Vermont, for a month long portrait project for BCA’s exhibition Of Land and Local that found me in residence at Shelburne Farms photographing their staff with the farm animals and plants they tend, as they floated in Lake Champlain (see website: www.judynatal > Projects > Floating World). I have participated in Not Another Pretty Face before and it was one of my favorite projects. I love the premise and as well as collaboration.