Egg and Nest
The beauty of the robin's egg is not lost on the child who discovers the nest, nor on the collector of nature's marvels. Such instances of wonder find fitting expression in the photographs of Rosamond Purcell, whose work captures the intricacy of nests and the aesthetic perfection of bird eggs.
Mining the ornithological treasures of the "Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology", Purcell produces pictures as lovely and various as the artifacts she photographs. The dusky blue egg of an emu becomes a planet. A woodpecker's nest bears an uncanny resemblance to a wooden shoe. A resourceful rock dove weaves together scrap metal and spent fireworks. A dreamscape of dancing monkeys emerges from the calligraphic markings of a murre egg.
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Related organisations include:
- Barn Owl Trust
- BirdLife International
- British Ornithologists' Union
- Ornithological Society of the Middle East
- Raptor Research Foundation
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds