The Nest

The Nest 2017-06-09T20:54:19+00:00

Project Description

Location:
Kiwanis Riverway Park
6245 Riverside Dr.
Dublin, OH

Details:
Dublin Kiwanis Riverway Park is located just south of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Route 161 on the east side of Riverside Drive. As you head south on Riverside Drive, turn right at Quarry Place. Park in the first few available spaces and follow the sign to Dublin Kiwanis Riverway Park, directly across from the parking area. Public parking is limited.

GPS Coordinates:
N 40.0975
W 83.1100

The Nest Riverbox is currently off view. Check back periodically to find out when it will be reinstalled.

The Nest Riverbox was created by artist Julia LaBay in 2014 and is located in Kiwanis Riverway Park.

Clues:

  • Park in the upper parking lot.
  • Enter the park and continue down around the curvy path.
  • Head north when you reach the fork in the road.
  • Travel over where the water flows.
  • Continue down the hill to the bend in the road.
  • Look closely and beneath the vegetation you’ll find a place of protection from the outside world.

Artist and Credits:
Artist Julia LaBay is currently earning her Master of Fine Arts in sculpture at Bowling Green State University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture at the University of Toledo in 2012. While the visual nature of her work varies from time to time, LaBay finds unique ways to combine materials, generally working autobiographically and metaphorically.

The Nest Riverbox was inspired by by cliff swallow nests. The artist was drawn to the unusual shape of theses nests, the way in which they’re constructed and the fact that the birds were once a rarity in the region. While the artwork captures the element of nature, it also relates to domestic life. The artist states, “I think of the nest as a home; a place of protection from the outside world.”

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Get Inspired!

The Nest Riverbox was inspired by cliff swallow nests. The artist was drawn to the unusual shape of theses nests, the way in which they’re constructed and the fact that the birds were once a rarity in the region. While the artwork captures the element of nature, it also relates to domestic life. The artist states, “I think of the nest as a home; a place of protection from the outside world.”

As you spot other animals in Kiwanis Riverway Park, think about what their homes or nests might look like. What unique protections do their dwellings offer them?

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