Never Hatched (2015)

These are photographs of the un-hatched eggs of the last golden eagle in England. Magnified on a scale of 1 to 300 the eggs begin to resemble planets, each bearing distinct characteristics different from the others, each bearing witness to the eagle’s failure to procreate, to hope and and unfulfilled potential. The bird moved to the Lake District to mate with his female partner. Since her passing he continued to build nests of ever increasing size and to perform the eagle’s sky dance in failed attempts to attract a new mate. The eagle himself passed away in 2018. 

This work was developed as part of  New Expressions Commission in collaboration with the Cumbria Museum Consortium and exhibited at Abbot Hall