• “I’m fascinated by the fact that meaning to humans is very different to that for birds. That’s why I’ve emphasized this schism with my design of an inverted plant in a flowerpot. To prospective nesting pairs it might be tree-like, camouflaged in nature, almost secretive. But to us it’s odd, inverted and anti-natural. My design plays on the fact that the plant is artificial with a plug rather than real roots, and has no requirement for nutrition from real soil. As nest, the space normally occupied by the soil tilts more towards ownership by the birds. Birds who choose to live here would generate the real meaning in their act of occupancy, as though subverting any hunger we might have for cuteness, appropriateness or artistry.”

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    Fake plant in an upside down pot and hung with a handle

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