Nesting Fields | Lorenna Grant

Nesting Fields

Artist's Statement

Nesting Fields is an artwork that holds the dual function of art and wildlife protection. Community is without borders, and all is in truth interrelation and interdependence. This artwork expands on an original concept to create a 'canopy' of sculptural Nesting Fields, with the intent to encourage Perth and its suburbs to support artful ventures that consider our unique and threatened wildlife. Traditionally, public artwork is restricted to a specific area. With Nesting Fields, the artworks link to selected sites across the cockatoos' habitat range.

Artwork Description

The sculptures are situated as markers on the pathway ascending to the top of the small ridge between Servetus Street and Narla Road in Swanbourne. The main sculpture sits atop of the ridge and can be seen from the estate and surrounding areas. The largest sculpture is 11 meters high, which targets the nesting sensibilities of our larger local threatened bird species. The smaller, totemic artworks are carved from salvaged Tuart Eucalyptus timbers from the site at the time of redevelopment and are reminiscent of food sources for these local birds.
The sculptures are as follows:
a) Three powder coated steel poles coloured, with artificial
nesting habitats located on top to encourage bird life.
Stainless steel fixings and perching points.
b) Nine powder coated steel poles coloured with hand
carved wooden seed pods on top.
c) Shaped wooden seating in an informal meeting space.

Acquisition Details

Acquisition Details

This series of artworks was completed in 2007, and were acquired by the City of Nedlands in a handover from Development WA in 2010.


Intersection Servetus Street and Narla Road, Swanbourne View map