Never Hatched (2015)

These photographs belong to the Weather Works, all developed in the Lake District, in response to climate change.

They are photographs of the never-hatched eggs of the last golden eagle resident in England. The eggs, now held in the collections of Tullie House, bear testimony to his failed attempts to procreate.

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.

Magnified on a scale of 1 to 300 the eggs begin to resemble planets, each bearing distinct characteristics different from the others.