Eggs & Nest – Carse of Gowrie (2016)

Bird eggs made out of paper pulp and air drying clay, with a nest made out of flood debris grass and reeds.

This art project is part of the Landscape Skills Bursary I was kindly awarded by Tay Landscape Partnership during my time at SRUC Elmwood College studying HNC Countryside and Environmental Management. I wanted to combine my love of paper pulp (also incorporating air drying clay due to the association of clay with the Carse), the idea of temporary artworks and location with the biodiversity of associated habitats (either referencing the local or Scottish context). All photographs were taken on the Taybank Circular path, from Errol down to the reed beds.  The result is the 6 images above that combine my photographs of the eggs & nest with facts relating to farmland birds, orchards, hedgerows and the Tay reed beds.  To coincide with the images I will be writing various blog posts relating to the biodiversity mentioned in the text. These will be posted on this blog – under the tag ‘Taylp’.