Shrine For Nature

A shrine is a place regarded as holy because of it’s association with divinity.  Nature is divine and these humble sculptures are a small offering to this.  Nests are a particular focus of mine as they demonstrate the tenacity of the creatures that live among us.  The answers for humans living harmoniously on this planet are right here. Observing nature intently can teach so much.  

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Weave”  nest, branches, image transfer print of forest, feather set in resin, pine needles, reclaimed teak wood from a Charleston, SC boat, glass    15″x 9″x 3″

“Owl”⁠   7″x16″x3″⁠   owl feather, image transfer print (constellations), gold leaf, branches, epoxy resin, glass, reclaimed wood⁠

“Folly Beach” Shells, sand pastel drawing, light modeling paste (on the drawing), wood   7.5″ x 4″ x 2.5″

“Knot”   nest, pine needles, photo transfer print, reclaimed teak wood from a Charleston, SC boat, glass      8.5″x10.5″x3″ 

“Woven”   nest, map, tree branches, reclaimed teak wood from a Charleston, SC boat, glass      10.5″ x 6.5″ x 3″

“Entwine” nest, branches with buds, reclaimed paint chipped wood, glass    15″ x 9″ x 4.5″

“Interlace”     nest, tree branches, white feather, reclaimed teak wood from a Charleston, SC boat, glass     15″ x 11″ x 3″

“Nick’s Nest” (commission) nest, branches, curled pampas grass, reclaimed teak wood from a Charleston, SC boat, glass     8″ x 6″ x 3″ 

“Hawk”   hawk feather, map, sweetgrass, reclaimed teak wood from a Charleston, SC boat, glass   12.5″ x 4.5″ x 3″

“Knit”   nest, tree branches, map, reclaimed teak wood from a Charleston, SC boat, glass    11.5″ x 6″ x 3″

“Loop” nest, map, blades of curled grass, tree branches, reclaimed teak wood from an old boat in Charleston, SC, glass     9″ x 6″ x 3″  

“Side Job”  nest, egg, tree branches, sweet gum seeds, reclaimed teak wood from a Charleston, SC boat, glass   14″ x 8″ x 3″