Sculpture / Chimney Swift Habitat
Permanent installation at the Stevens Point Sculpture Park.
While exploring human interaction with wilderness and wildlife, my work often aims to speak the language of the natural world. I attempt this by using found materials or imitating visual cues from the landscape. With this piece, I take another step in that direction by seeking not only to speak the language, but to physically interact with the natural world by creating a nesting habitat for the Chimney Swift.
In 2012, the Stevens Point Sculpture Park in partnership with the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society gave me the opportunity to build Birdcraft. The intention was to explore the aesthetic possibilities of constructed Chimney Swift habitats and to raise awareness about the bird.