human nests

I was commissioned to build three human-sized vine nests for the Brookline Parks Department's new Fisher Hill Reservoir Park in Chestnut Hill.

Creating these sculptures involved many hours of sourcing invasive vines of oriental bittersweet and porcelineberry from remote roadsides and fields, cutting and transporting them back to my yard, untangling them, and weaving them into nests. The design of each nest was a conversation with the materials, informed by the memory of their shape and their ability to flex and bend. 

Visitors found them both comfortable and comforting.