My home is my sanctuary.  I carefully curate it so it has comfortable furniture, soft lighting, interesting art I have collected over the years, family memorabilia, and just enough mess to know it is lived in.  I always want it to be a place where my family finds refuge, calm, and love.

I started building these “home” sculptures to reflect these feelings I experience inside my home with family and outside my home in nature. I have always felt this heaviness in my chest and calm throughout my being while paddling, hiking, or simply sitting in nature. It is a hard thing to put into words (just like any love story) which is why I turn to my art to express it.  I have been fascinated by how one nest can represent a downpour of metaphors about our connection to one another and this planet. All of the materials are found along my path or gifted to me by others in support for what I do.

“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

“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

“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

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