Recently TIME Magazine published a special issue simply titled 'The South'. There are a lot of misconceptions about this region of the US and in this issue TIME attempts to dispel those long-held myths and reveal this area's rich and diverse cultural depth. Enter illustrator Natalie Nelson. Long-time contributor to southern magazines such as Gravy and Eater Natalie caught the attention of TIME magazine art director Chelsea Kardokus for a series in this issue titled, "Memories from the South". Honored to create all the illustrations for this feature Natalie was particularly thrilled that her illustrations would accompany essays by some of her favorite authors and respected TIME's effort to find contributors native to the region. Natalie's mixed-media collage style is unique and quirky. She surprises you with cut-out textures, flattened depth of field and seemingly naive hand-drawn elements. Perhaps not what you would expect from a Southerner? We guess it depends on how you would describe a Southerner!