The germination of this work began in 2005 when I was a resident artist at the Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop in Wales. I was caring for my six month old son and watching the swallows fly in and out of the 17 th century farmhouse. Low flying British bombers were practicing overhead for Iraq. I realized that in life there is no separation, it is everything all at once, the absolutely breathtakingly beautiful and the most horribly inhuman.

Harvey Hood - Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop