Nest

  • To create and settle into a warm and secure refuge
  • A container or shelter made by a bird out of twigs, grass, or other material to hold its eggs and young
  • A snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home

Every spring new mama birds build nests in the nooks and crannies around my house. I am always wowed by these beautifully woven structures. I have amassed a good collection of abandoned nests over the years.

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Sometimes I use the nests, or inspiration from the nests, in my own work.

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Playhouse (detail)

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Family Tree

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Nest/Egg

These amazing structures inspire meditations on themes of love, nurture, liberation, loss, and rebirth.

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Liberation Mandala