Sharon Beals is the author and photographer of Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them. The Nest Series documents nest and eggs specimens in US and Australian natural history museums dating from the 1800’s to present day. Besides the nests, she photographs wild native habitats and watersheds, and recently, serpentine coastal fault lines. Responding to the issue of plastic ocean debris, she has created photograms of plastic fragments to make large scale, deceptively beautiful yet confrontational images. Beals maintains a studio at the Shipyards in Hunters Point.