A work that required incredible patience, planning and detailed dedication, Gareth Wynne Fitzpatrick's newest piece is a life-sized bird's nest entitled "We’ve a Man Nest." Designed as a part of the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Fitzpatrick suspended himself from a gallery ceiling and began work on this woven masterpiece.
Completion of this work likely involved a great deal of manual dexterity, flexibility and vision; in other words, Fitzpatrick must have embodied birdlike characteristics to accomplish such a feat. Whatever its meaning or purpose -- and, like most abstract work of this nature, I'm not entirely sure what either of those are -- there is no denying that the completion of this project is unique and extraordinary.
I just wonder whether Fitzpatrick feels that he must remain hanging there and play the bird role for the work to be complete.
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