Nest - Claire Todd

8301 Knokke-Heist

Todd completed her education in different academies in Great Brittain and Europe. She graduated in 1999 in the Rijksavademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She is a versatile artist and masters diverse disciplines such as sculpture, film direction, costume design, drawing and printing. She lives and works in Dundee, Scotland. 

You can find her work in the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Kaapeli Helsinki and the moviemuseum in Amsterdam. 

In April 2003, the artwork Nest was inaugurated during the redsign of the square in Bakkerstraat. A kind of foot basin with fountain was placed in the intimate atmosphere of that environment. The artwork itself is made of colorful ceramics. It represents a tree trunk with a bird's nest in which a number of young birds are sitting with their mouths open. In her imagination, the artist saw children from the neighborhood playing around in the basin.

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