Art

Cape-based tapestry artist sews love letters to the local landscapes

Biologist-turned-artist Nathalia Serpa weaves the lessons of nature into wall hangings, meant to both celebrate Earth and inspire environmental awareness

21 February 2021 - 00:00 By Tracy Lynn Chemaly

When Nathalia Serpa relocated to SA from Brazil last year, she had no idea how her new city of Cape Town would influence her work as a tapestry artist.

Armed with a master's degree in animal biology, Serpa had been working in environmental research for a number of years when the coronavirus pandemic hit, causing her to rethink the direction of her career...

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