Scavengers Shelter

After working on a private estate in Devon for several years I had accumulated a giant collection of pheasant tail feathers from the annual shoot which over a period of two years I'd go to the Game Larder to collect early on Sunday mornings. 
 
Together with Architect Dave Ray, we used these to make a sturdy but seemingly fragile 'shelter' that didn't function against the elements at all, but gave the viewer protection from being seen.  It was based on a story I'd imagined of a modern man attempting to create a survival shelter and managing only to make something flimsy and decorative.

Fitting two people at a time inside, and with the breeze moving the feathers, it became a space for contemplating our links with land, private and public rights and traditions, and our relationship with animals and trees.