Building an impractical home for nature. Taking time and care to create imagined safe and beautiful sanctuaries for these little creatures, in a time when all of nature faces growing challenges. Nest-making is at the heart of the traditional craft or Irish lace, whether it was making a home or providing for a home.
Mandala - a spiritual symbol for the universe, a reminder that we have to protect the small things to protect the whole. A whimsical interpretation of a bird box, the home I have created is bright, beautiful and a completely impracticable home for a bird. Providing no shelter, camouflage, or warmth, it is however lovingly made and with good intentions.
In contrast to it's colourful home the two little sparrows are crafted in wire, these have a loose, lace-like quality, allowing light to pass through and create interesting shadows.