Phase one of my nine day residency involved the creation of two large nests in the Didsbury Parsonage Gardens.
Having cut down a large swathe of russian vine in my back garden I was looking out of the window at the pile and realised it looked like a giant nest. So I transferred all the vine to the Parsonage in three car journeys. I realised that I was mimicking bird behaviour: gathering materials, flitting back and forth, and slowly building my nests.
Also out of my garden came a buddleia stump and a discarded blackbird nest which I lined with felt.