Jana Ostermann, Nestled, 2018
This piece by artist Jana Ostermann features sumac branches and lighting elements.
Nestled is a sculptural art piece and light fixture created by hand-weaving sustainably harvested sumac branches into a form resembling birds' nests. The organic, twisted nature of the branches offers a contrast to the industrial character of the metal roof rafters. The lighting in the woven structure creates a dynamic element to the piece, as the shadows it casts move throughout the day. As with all things found in nature, Nestled is in a constant state of flux as it responds to changes in its environment and affects the space around it.