“I'm still learning. You do, don't you? I'm only 75.”
In 2017, replica birds' egg craftsman Peter Rowland was approached by an artist with a request to create thousands of eggs for an exhibition. In this documentary, Rowland talks about how he came to be an egg maker originally and gives an intimate insight into the way he works.
The artist, Andy Holden, with the help of Rowland's eggs, recreated Richard Pearson’s illegal collection of wild birds eggs, which was uncovered by RSPB officers in a raid in 2006. This work, How the Artist Was Led to the Study of Nature (2017), formed part of an Artangel project: the exhibition 'Natural Selection' by Holden and his father, the ornithologist Peter Rowland.
For more information: artangel.org.uk/project/natural-selection
Sound Recordist Adam Gutch
Filmed and Edited by Tim Knights
Produced and Directed by Jared Schiller