‘To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now’ Samuel Beckett
I started to create these pieces as a way to understand my changed sight following becoming monocular. They are made possible using multiple magnifiers and require an intensity of concentration that helped me ‘filter out’ the confusion I was experiencing from losing my eye, they are also a motif for idea of the nest as home and the ’empty nest’ as representing (for me) the loss of my son.
I hope that this intense way of looking and finding layers of meaning or interest is reflected, as people delve into the details in the piece that lie within or ‘behind’ the whole image.
From a different perspective this work is also about curiosity and the secret wonder of nests, with their mysterious architecture and the poetry embodied in their shapes and the lives of their creators.