Nests: an ongoing project
This work is about curiosity and 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 and sometimes slapdash complexity led me to make detailed drawings by looking with an intensity that is hopefully reflected in the way people look at them as they discover the layers of detail in each piece.
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.
The images are made by drawing found nests 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