The Exbury Egg is 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. The Egg is ‘tethered’ like a boat and rises and falls with the tide.
Stephen Turner is interested in exploring a more empathic relationship with nature which reveals the precious and transcendent in everyday life. The artwork created stems from Stephen’s occupation, developing through direct experience an understanding of local natural cycles and processes and the relationship of the environment to the narratives of human activity in the unending calendar of seasonal life.
Stephen’s requirements for electricity use including electricity for charging items such as a laptop, digital camera and mobile phone will be met using solar. The Egg takes 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, once the Egg is in place at the end of May 2013.