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

2011 - 14, linen, sequins, cotton, feathers, felt, crewel, card, stuffing, trims, dimensions varialbe (approx. 12 15 cm each)

Sera Waters | Artist
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.