location: private collection
dimensions: 16' × 10' × 10'
materials: Earthcasting (reinforced concrete with iron oxide cast in molds dug from the earth)
Nest (2003) is a sculpture by American artist Thomas Sayre. A private commission, Nest rises over a large, restored field between the Allegheny and Shenandoah Mountains in Southwestern Virginia. Nest’s stacked, earthcast structure serves as a waypoint for the landowners and surrounding farm community. The rough earthcast exterior and stepped interior accessed by various diameter holes and slots serves as a habitat for birds, bugs, and bats.