Black guillemots are less numerous that most other seabirds, but, what they lack in numbers, they make up for in appeal. I sculpted this particular bird from one I sketched on the Isle of Arran. It was resting on a boulder and seemed quite unconcerned by my presence. Black guillemots are quite a bit smaller than the common guillemots, but, they are perfectly designed for a life at sea. They are very streamlined and their bright red feet are striking.
The black guillemot is very popular with the Shetland Islanders who refer to them as ‘Tysties’.
Limited Edition of 30
25 x 18 x 13cm