Nigel Bird

Nigel Bird

Nigel Bird

Artist, Maker

Location : Maureilhan, France

Much of my work originates from Landscape and the natural environment. My recent work is as much to do with the process. Of making as it is about I see hear. Smell, taste, feel or touch. The content of my work is in the form. Is in the nature of making. Also, I do not use colours. Instead also  I rely upon using the raw innate colour of black pastel, charcoal. Indian ink carbon deposits and cold water. Gratefully graphic, the nature of the stimulus informs the method of making. INLUENCES. Principals of Wabi Sabi. Spaces. Open and vast, the sounds of the natural environment.. Of weather.


Landscapes; surfaces naturally corroded and eroded. Flowing water; reflections, rhythms and sounds. The Sun. Heat and wind. Fires. I saw bushfires in Australia lit by the indigenous peoples of the Northern Territories. The smell and shapes of the smoke. The shapes and forms of the ash left behind. Foot prints made by animal and human. Art by Eduardo Chilada. Richard Serra, Ad Reinhardt, David Nash. Frank Stella, Carl Andre. Nevile Gabie, John Carter. John Virtue and the Papunya Tula Group of Artists of Central and Western Australia. Oscar Schlemmer`s Triadic Ballet.


Nigel Bird

An idea not an idealHorizon 2 (The making is the content)Piston Petals

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