Artist Stephen Turner is working and studying for a year, in an egg. An artful exercise in sustainability, immersing himself in the estuary of the River Beaulieu. His goal is to better understand the impact of human activity on the environment, and explore a more empathic relationship with nature. A beautiful vessel developed by a team of boat makers, architects and researchers, it is a simple structure, hand crafted, intimate and purposeful.
“The Exbury Egg will be a temporary, energy efficient self-sustaining work space for artist Stephen Turner in the estuary of the River Beaulieu. It is a place to stay and a laboratory for studying the life of a tidal creek, a collecting and collating centre with integral storage & display areas. It will take on the patina of 730 daily tides below the water line, and 365 days of weathering by wind, rain and bleaching by the sun above. The Egg will be ‘tethered’ like a boat and will rise and fall with the tide. The light touch and basic nature of the ‘Exbury Egg’ aims to re-appraise the way we live; to properly consider sustainably and future use of natural resources. ”