This unique artwork forms part of a series of two sculptures. Both sculptures can be individual items (The Nest I & The Nest II) but when placed together complete a set titled “The Nest”.
Constructed entirely by hand to have a delicate and elegant appearance but, in fact, sturdy and robust in nature.
Tucked within an intricate web of branches rests a delicate creature made out of 100% hand-dyed, Merino wool. Embedded within the animal’s head are polished stone eyes, auburn in color and that varying in tone and lustre from one eye to the other.
Branches encompass the creature and provide the shelter that defines the piece’s namesake. Made from a hard air-drying clay and reinforced with a wire armature to create a solid structure. Detailed golden leaves and smaller branches made from a rubber-like polymer clay intertwine and weave around the branches. The nest is coated with a wide variety of artistic mediums and acrylic paints to create a semi-reflective and glossy, textured surface that makes it very compelling to touch and engage with.
Each blade of grass surrounding the nestled creature is handcrafted and baked separately then attached individually to form a soft cushioning forest bed. With a rubber-like quality, smooth surface and a striking black tone, you could immerse your mind within the mysterious nature of the details of this piece for hours at a time.
This artwork is available exclusively in South Africa with free delivery to major metropolitan areas.
Expect 2 – 5 working days for delivery