At a fundamental level, my paintings of bird nests address relationships. They are about our relationship with the natural world—so intrinsically a part of us—but they also speak to the subtle relational currents between people or families, often evoking deep and unexpectedly unearthed emotions. This work is about the boundaries we erect between ourselves and the wild, or between one human and another; the apparent separation between our daily lives and the natural world is largely one of choice, or of semantics.