Eileen Hutton’s investigations to date into ecosystems have identified the critical role that both birds, (with regard to seed dispersal and pest control), and honeybees (as principal pollinators), play. Her work and research are realised through the everyday, easily replicated efforts of building artificial habitats for priority species.
Within nesting boxes and beehives, she creates sculptures in collaboration with these animals. The sculptures not only highlight the importance of these priority species, they are also evocative of an informed and engaged relationship with the natural environment. Ultimately, it is her hope that these collaborative sculptures serve as a model for environmental action, specifically in relation to the conservation of small birds and honeybees.