On a camping visit to a small uninhabited island, I was delighted to find a small group of curlews. Their specialist 15cm long beaks lift them into an iconic class. I spent a lot of time observing and sketching them.
One evening I went beach combing when I spotted a small, white item on the tideline. It turned out to be the bleached skull, complete with beak, of a curlew. It is a treasured possession. Finding the beak has resulted in several sculptures of curlews. I love the challenge of producing a curlew’s head and beak.
Limited Edition of 30
CURLEW MK II
44 x 23 x 15cm