California artist Jayson Fann creates mammoth and magical bird nests

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Each nest is custom-made. Smaller nests can be trucked in and assembled while larger nest must be constructed entirely onsite. Image by Spirit Nest Creations by Jayson Fann

For the past several years, California artist Jayson Fann has been weaving mammoth nests for museums, resorts, and private residences, and now one could be yours as he’s currently accepting new commissions. Each is made to order, from locally sourced wood. No trees die in the service of these nests, as Fann is extremely careful in his branch harvest methods, even returning the stripped-off leaves to the forest floor. Each nest takes several people several days to weave, assemble, and install, and larger nests must be made completely at the site they will remain permanently, meaning they cannot be moved, while smaller ones can have components made ahead of time to be trucked in to their final resting site. The base of the standalone nests is built to support up to 2,000 pounds, and man-size nests can be made in a wide range of sizes, from love nests for two to perches for 20 or more. Check out these radical roosts below.

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Fann selects and cuts branches from local forests and tries to minimize harm to each tree as much as possible. Image by Spirit Nest Creations by Jayson Fann

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Several of Fann’s nests are available to visitors of Treebones Resort in Big Sur. Image by Spirit Nest Creations by Jayson Fann

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Fann designs the nests so that any bolts or bracing is completely invisible. Image by Spirit Nest Creations by Jayson Fann

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Fann prefers to use eucalyptus branches to construct nests. Image by Spirit Nest Creations by Jayson Fann

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The base of this nest can support up to 2,000 pounds. Image by Spirit Nest Creations by Jayson Fann

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Unsurprisingly, each nest requires several people several days to complete and install.  Image by Spirit Nest Creations by Jayson Fann

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Each is made to order and can be a snug love nest for two or large enough for a group of 20 or more. Image by Spirit Nest Creations by Jayson Fann