Material: Sticks, Cherry, Roadside branch, Black & White Ebony
Size: 4" Tall, 3" Diameter
Completed: March 2009
Owner: Available for purchase
Nest is the beginning of a new exploration of ideas. It consists of twigs collected in the New Hampshire woods, gathered into a small bundle which is mounted in a cherry base. A steep parabolic hollow is then turned in the sticks, creating a “nest” that holds the egg.
The egg is actually a box, turned from a branch collected from the side of the road. It was turned around Easter time, inspired by the plastic eggs in which one hides candy.
Every box must have a surprise inside. This egg contains a small, fully functional top of my own design, which can be worn as a pendant. The top hangs from a clip and allows for hours of spinning pleasure.
I like the fact that this piece is three separate works, made over the course of three years.