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Giant Nest Sculptures by Charlie Baker

Many children dream of living in a treehouse, but what about a giant bird's nest? Brooklyn-based artist Charlie Baker harnesses the untamed beauty of branches and sticks in his series of massive sculptures and installations. Each one features a mesmerizing woven pattern that is made up of foraged materials.

Baker locally sources wood from the Long Island forests to make his nest sculptures. “I like the sense of motion the curvy pieces create because, to me, it gives a sense that the artwork is living, growing,” he tells My Modern Met. Most of these pieces are installed in different locations where they blend in with their setting. The artist will alter and contort his pieces as necessary to create the form he wants.

“I am constantly considering how my creations interact with their surroundings, how they tie in with nature. With my artwork, it’s no different,” he continues. “When I’m creating a piece or designing a space, I prefer to go with the natural colors and textures of raw materials—metal, wood, stone—instead of covering them with paint or other coatings.”

A native New Yorker, Baker studied landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden and practiced stone masonry and carpentry. Afterward, he founded his own design and build company called Baker Structures, which specializes in “magical outdoor moments.” See more of Baker's incredible wooden sculptures below, and follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with his latest projects.

Brooklyn-based artist Charlie Baker creates amazing wooden sculptures that resemble giant bird nests.

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Watch this video to learn more about Baker's sculptures:

Charlie Baker: Website | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Charlie Baker.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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