About the Artwork
Taking the form of imagined phantasmagorical fruits, these artworks by Victor Seaward function simultaneously as aesthetic sculptures and functional bird nests. The nests are sculpted using digital software and fully 3D printed in a durable material called PETG, before being painted in enamel. Conceived to attach to trees and blend in with the seasonal foliage, the sculptures have been designed in accordance with RSPB guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for nesting. The internal cavity is insulated to provide warmth during cold snaps, drainage holes have been incorporated in case of heavy rain, and sustainable coconut hemp is used as nesting material.
Courtesy of Victor Seaward and Brooke Benington. Photo: © Nick Turpin
Enamel and epoxy resin on 3D printed PETG