Jane Ingram Allen｜有巢氏 Nests for Humans
有巢氏 Nests for Humans
Jane Ingram Allen
Fallen branches and twigs, rope and string, handmade paper pulp, bird seeds
These human-sized nests are for people to enter and rest there a while to think about man’s relationship to nature and the wonder of a bird’s creation. Visitors and volunteers will make some of the handmade paper sheets that line the nests. The paper is made from the bark and leaves of plants found here at Guandu Nature Park. The paper pulp has birdseeds in it to provide nourishment for the birds and also encourage the birds to come closer so that people can quietly watch them. Like all things in Nature this artwork will dissolve over time going back into the earth. The elements of change and chance and the processes of nature are my partners in making this work. Time, wind, rain, animals, birds and humans will all leave their marks on these nests.
Jane Ingram Allen
Jane Ingram Allen is an American sculptor/installation artist and hand papermaker, originally from Alabama and now based in New York State. In 2004 she received a Fulbright Scholar Award to be an artist in residence in Taiwan and to do a research project on hand papermaking in Taiwan. Her Fulbright grant was extended through July 2005 with sponsorship by the Taiwan Council for Cultural Affairs/National Endowment for Culture and Art. Jane has been an art professor at the State University of New York in Morrisville, NY, and the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Jane is also an art critic and writer as well as an independent curator. She has had solo exhibitions at galleries and museums in New York and throughout the USA as well as internationally. Jane has created her installations in many public spaces. She has been an artist-in-residence in the US as well as in the Philippines, Japan, Nepal and Brazil.
創作花絮 Behind the Scenes
The Park's diverse plant life provides various materials for making papler pulp.
The handmade paper made from native platns lines the nest perfectly.
Jane and her husband, Tim, use a big tree to support the nests.
Nest for humans to stand inside.
Nest for humans to lie down in.
Nest for humans to sit inside.