In 1997 Nathalie was invited to decorate a room in the Carlton Arms Hotel in New York City – a hotel that, for the past 40 years, has invited artists such as Banksy, Andre Charles and Paco Simone to transform rooms and walls. Nathalie created a ‘childhood dreamland’, painted in Crayola-bright colors and crowded with games and plush animals. For a period of two years following the completion of her space Nathalie lived in the Carlton Arms Hotel, staying briefly in every room to absorb each artist’s singular universe. The resultant images explore the interaction between subject and closed environment, engaging with the uncertainty of self as each room becomes a microcosmic world.
These photos were published in a book of the same name in 2002.