I noticed these trees and their beautiful fragility. They reminded me of Chinese paintings.

The abandoned nests of jackdaws, rooks and magpies initially seemed a distraction, but I remembered a sculptor friend I shared an apartment with when we were both at art school. He used to build giant nests after the style of various birds. I always thought they were rather beautiful. So I looked harder at these nests in the wild, and then saw that same beauty. The juxtaposition with the frailty of the bare branches was no longer a distraction, but a compliment.

This is part of a much larger documentation of the Ancient Town of Rye and its environs.

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