Tomorrow’s nest is a collection of woven vessels and sculptures created with rope reclaimed from the ocean. This work reflects on the concept of home, and considers the influence we have on sculpting our environment. Here is part of the story...
During one unmemorable moment in the history of the world, an idea requiring a vast collection of marine debris was born. It is hard to pinpoint when this concept took firm hold, as it crept in the manner of a slow forming coffee addiction. The claws dug in. Recognising a large quantity of rope was required to quell this insatiable appetite, Jessica sought out environmental organisations and joined them on beach clean-up expeditions. She travelled to the raw South West of Tasmania, and salty crocodile wrestling country in Cape York. For Jessica, these discarded man-made fragments, escapees of society, hint at the nature of society itself. Formerly awash, navigating the crests of an untamed ocean, battered atop age-old stone, or laying languid, dense with sand; these decrepit fibres find new form in Tomorrow’s Nest.
Tomorrow’s Nest explores of the concept of home, and what it may mean to belong in an environment. Jessica is interested in our connection to the space around us – how we influence culture, and how it influences us. She considers our approach to design; the things we construct and the things we discard; to gain insights into our ‘throw-away’ society. This work contemplates the evolution of the 'nest', reflecting on our values and their relationship to this collectively sculpted environment.
Tomorrow's Nest was held at No Vacancy Gallery, Fed Square in February 2016. Tomorrow's Nest was part of Melbourne's Sustainable Living Festival.