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Kate Breakey – Nests


This selection of works from her Race Memory series documents the subtle differences in organic forms of birds nests. A bird makes hundreds of trips to collect the materials to build a nest, which it then weaves and glues together with spider-web, caterpillar silk, and saliva. Each species does this instinctively because of ‘genetic’ or race memory-abilities and responses incorporated into its genetic code as the result of the common experience of its ancestors.-Kate Breakey Breakey’s Nests are a collection of austere images of elegant, intricate little objects printed on silk and hand-colored with pencil. The image is then stitched...

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