Nathaniel J Moody is a Vermont based(unceded Wabenaki land) artist working in a variety of mediums, primarily oil and watercolor. Born in 1977 in New Hampshire, he began drawing at the age of 3 and never stopped. Mr. Moody holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. His work has been exhibited in Vermont, Boston, San Francisco, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he was a Peace Corps Volunteer. He has had residencies at the Vermont Studio Center(Johnson, VT) and New City Galerie(Burlington, VT).
After 6 years in a yurt, Mr. Moody now lives on a Community Farm along the West River(Wantastiquet) with his partner, two boys, and loyal dog, Ziggy.
I am interested in the mystery and the mystic, exploring the connection we have to one another through land and spirit, as well as what happens when that connection is disrupted. My subject matter is a combination of observation and spiritual downloads from Source, images that come to me in dreams, ceremonies, and meditations.
There is an alchemical process that happens when day becomes night. A subtle shifting of worlds that is simultaneously hiding and revealing itself. I'm fascinated by this in-between state, as well as by the night world and the transformative power of it's ruler, the moon. My work is an exploration of edges. The edges where light and dark meet, where the veil between realms is thin, where things seen and unseen are felt, where life and death dance, and where connection to the Divine manifests.