The interior of a nest with two bird's eggs nestled together. The title is a phrase from a poem by Rumi: "Each must enter the nest made by the other imperfect bird." Eggshells are adhered to the canvas and then painted over to create the soft blue green color and the dimension of the eggs. The strands of the nest continue onto the sides of the gallery wrapped canvas.

- Jennifer Ross

Each Must Enter The Nest

Acrylic, eggshells on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

40" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
15 lbs. 0 oz.



Jennifer Ross
St. Charles, Illinois

Getting to Know Jennifer

Jennifer Ross grew up surrounded by the art of her mother and grandfather. Her attempt to follow in their footsteps presented detours, however, and she ended up working in art galleries selling other's work. But her desire to paint continued to grow throughout the years. In 2008, a gift certificate to a local art store turned into an epiphany when she decided to try painting. Jennifer found inspiration in a collection of antique prints of birds' nests and eggs by the English artist, F.O. Morris, and began to create an avian series. These paintings serve as symbolic family portraits of what we all hold dear - our home and loved ones. Today, she is often commissioned to paint various colored eggs representing patrons' family members.