Nathan's submission for Pointe Blank in June 2011 was based on an image from the ballet. Capturing the essence of the narrative, Nathan's piece plays with the religious connotations of creationism and how Dr Coppélius created life from one of his mechanical dolls. In this print, the mechanical doll is the construct of many different triangular tiles.
A collection of original images inspired by the story of Coppélia. In a first-of-its-kind collaborative project for Birmingham Royal Ballet, 27 artists and designers have been invited to produce individual pieces of artwork based upon toymaker Doctor Coppélius, and his attempts to breathe life into his most prized creation.
Nathan devised an Adobe Illustrator Action that took a photograph and turned it into the stylised image used in the print.