Ivy Naté uses universally recognizable objects in non-traditional ways. She creates both large-scale installations and smaller works. Yet, each express Ivy’s captivation with raw human emotion and how familiar childhood objects evoke a myriad of reactions. Encountering the stuffed animals in the studio is always a process of re-discovery—Ivy never knows what stories and histories they hold, and where her inspiration and connection with these objects will take her. Naté’s muse is her younger self, her art is also a practice of healing old wounds.