the nest project

(behind-the-scenes)

I have had the pleasure of assisting Portland, OR artist Debbie Baxter with The Nest Project over the past several years. Our wild adventures include everything from harvesting local vines, to loading up the pick-up truck, to building the nest, to providing space for humans to heal. I have helped build nests in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Oregon -- for a family, a mental health organization, an elementary school, and also just for the sake of making art. The project has brought me such joy, and for anyone who enjoys these behind-the-scenes photos, I fully encourage you to explore Debbie's finished photographs as they are both beautiful and powerful.

© 2020 by Kathleen Ayers.

portrait photographer | landscape photographer | live music photographer | travel photographer | portland oregon photographer