My work as a land artist led me nicely into this series. Most of my work has been building people-sized bird nests using found wood. Nests are safe spaces used for rearing young and sheltering in times of crisis. Cocoons were the next logical evolution of this process for me. Representing hibernation, metamorphosis and safety, cocoons became my symbol during this time of immense social change.
Cocoons are all hand carved using donated wood. Cooper wire and found sheet metal were also used. All pieces are protected with bees wax from a local apiary.
[Chris Taylor’s Flagpole interview]