The devoted couple lean their heads towards each other. Each has turned their head to the side, so that they appear to be listening to each other. The circular form suggests the nest where they will raise this year’s brood together.
In many species of bird, male and female form long-term couples who raise chicks together year after year, often at the same nest site. When they reunite each year, they perform courtship displays and preen each other to reinforce their bonds. They know their partner’s call, and they listen to each other.
Nesbert’s confidence as a sculptor shines through in the simple yet dramatic lines of this striking sculpture. In his typical minimalist style, each bird is shown by the point representing the head and beak; the hemispherical shape of the bottom half of the piece represents the nest.
We do not feel comfortable shipping this sculpture as it could suffer irreparable damage in transit, despite our high quality crating and packing. If we do ship for you, expect us to quote for a crate attached to a pallet (hopefully this would prevent the shippers rolling or dropping it in transit).
It would be highly preferable if you are able to collect in person or have us deliver (we are on the Herts/Essex border just north of London). Feel free to contact us and discuss.
For UK clients, you can also arrange a viewing by appointment.