Installed in 2013, and standing at an impressive 22 feet in height, “Collective Nest” by Denver Artist Joshua Wiener towers high above the grasses and trees in Hudson Gardens’ Songbird Garden.
Constructed out of steel beams arranged in a nest-like composition with stainless steel fish and fowl interspersed among the beams providing the imitation of movement, this sculpture provides the viewer an image of nature and civilization in harmony. The steel beams make an understandable statement of how our structures can be beneficial to biodiversity. The steel beams of the nest were sandblasted and meant to be allowed to naturally oxidize over time, creating a protected surface that requires no regular maintenance.
Learn more about this piece and other works of art at Hudson Gardens, then plan your visit to see them up close!