Nests

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Nests

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Author :   Susan Ogilvy
Publisher :   Particular Books
Published :   07/10/2021
ISBN :   9780241481714
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   128
Size (mm) :   276x274x19
Weight (g) :   979

Susan Ogilvy started painting bird nests almost by accident. One day, while tidying up her garden after a storm, she found a chaffinch nest - a strange, sodden lump on the grass under a fir tree. This was the start of an obsession; Ogilvy has since painted... Read more
 
Susan Ogilvy started painting bird nests almost by accident. One day, while tidying up her garden after a storm, she found a chaffinch nest - a strange, sodden lump on the grass under a fir tree. This was the start of an obsession; Ogilvy has since painted more than 50 bird nests from life, each time marvelling at its ingenious construction. Every species of bird has its own vernacular, but sources its materials - most commonly twigs, roots, grasses, reeds, leaves, moss, lichen, hair, feathers and cobwebs, less usually, mattress stuffing and string - according to local availability. Ogilvy would, of course, never disturb nesting birds; instead she relies upon serendipity, which is why all her nests have either been abandoned after fulfilling their purpose, or displaced by strong winds. Exquisitely designed and packaged, 'Nests' will be an essential addition to the libraries of all nature lovers.