Izzy // A Nesting Mother

When Izzy told me that they decided to not know the sex of the baby until he or she is here, I knew that she would be the perfect subject for this vision I have had stuck in my head for quite a while now. Since I assumed she wouldn't be able to "nest" in the same way some other mothers typically do (fill up a room with pink and dolls, or blue and toy trucks), I decided to collaborate with Chris Taylor of 34 Degrees North and get him to custom build a human sized nest right in her backyard. If I have read Izzy properly, she is somewhat like me in the sense that we like to spend time alone to recharge and reflect on things. I hope that until baby comes, she can sit by the creek in this nest and mentally prepare for life with a new little one around. And when he or she is finally here, they can sit together and bond while I re-create these images.

-- H