Pääskyt (Swallow) emerged during a residency based at an old copper mine in Outokumpu, Finland. In an initial phase of research and development Bryant became interested in the birdlife inhabiting the environment surrounding the mine and the large cavernous spaces within the mine calling out to be re-inhabited. On this occasion the barn swallow provided inspiration for improvisations exploring actions of nesting and reposing. This work has since been taken to other locations where local spaces and birdlife have been researched, in turn specifically informing improvisations – culminating in a documented series of nestings.
For the Sculpture on the Edge program, Bryant has worked to embody a satin bower bird.