the great swallow

Nesting: Not Just for the Birds

Nest by Jayson Fann- Image: Drew Kelly for the NY Times

As we were awestruck by a recent article by the New York Times, we felt compelled to share with you an art phenomenon with it roots in nature; appropriated by the art world and come full circle as modern habitable dwellings- nesting. Honest-to-goodness gorgeous, human size nests.

An ultimate example of  'creating art from nature', these man-made nests are artistic incarnations of something that's been elemental to birds for millions of years.  The results are beautiful, organic structures, that function not only as art, but as shelter, and tangible connections to the natural landscape.  Hopefully we can do some nesting on Oahu soon!

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