Nests: an ongoing project
This work is about curiosity and features nests, which are secret objects of wonder with mysterious architecture and a poetry embodied in their shapes and the lives of their inhabitants. Their fabulous complexity inspired me to make drawings by intently scrutinising them through magnifiers. I hope that intense way of looking is reflected in as people discover the layers of detail.
I draw them with minimal interpretation as having spent many hours in the company of nests, they are so full of personality, artifice and strangeness there is nothing I can add beyond the call for people to notice the unnoticed.
This first series was made by drawing with magnification, on paper 35 cm x 47cm, and were exhibited at Derby University in 2016, written about in TRACEY and shown at the Embodied Drawing Conference 2017