Exhibitions / Not Just a Pretty Face / Nesting: Self as Plover, Pigeon hair, Waddler & Red cheeks

Nesting: Self as Plover, Pigeon hair, Waddler & Red cheeks 2014 by Sera Waters

Nesting: Self as Plover, Pigeon hair, Waddler & Red cheeks  2014

linen, sequins, cotton, feathers, felt, crewel, card, stuffing, trims

variable dimensions (hand held size)

Nesting is a series of small portraits of myself and family disguised as local birds; a plover, pigeon, wattle bird and duck. Birds and family trees have long been important to my art work and with this series I have focused upon making connections between my husband and two son’s certain ways and specific bird characteristics. This series began as a single strange self-portrait but grew as my family nest grew. And though there are now four, this is still a self-portrait which importantly acknowledges what it is to be a mother and artist simultaneously.