The life of a Goldcrest the smallest songbird in Britain can be taxing with a single pair producing up to twenty young in a year especially after a harsh winter. This female Goldcrest is busy collecting furnishings for her newly constructed nest, with a beak full of feathers and moss she gives her nest that warm and cosy feel.
A number of techniques and mediums were used in the creation of this piece. The background is fabric painted and the goldcrest, moss and branchs were achieved through quilting, applique, embroidery and cording techniques. These techniques create the different textures from the warm feathers to the spongy moss. Unfortunately, the three-dimensional relief doesn't show particularly well in the photos, so please take a look at the depth of the piece to get an idea of the overall effect.
Measures: In Frame:
Height:12cm Height: 18cm
Width:12cm Width: 18cm
Depth: 1.5cm Depth: 3.5cm
This piece has been professionally framed, with a white mount and white box frame, with glass. It is ready to hang.