Perched Upon The Autumn Ash
I have often admired the beauty of the Long Tailed Tits from afar, with their feathers being adorned by the soft blemishes of pink. They are very skittish but on the rare occasion I do catch a glance, their beauty always astounds me. One day, whilst working in the garden I heard their birds chorus, as I looked up there they were, about ten in total happily perched on the Ash tree above me. These gregarious birds were collecting seeds and cheerfully talking amongst themselves. This scene captures a small section of that moment where a pair of the tits looked at each other, as the seed of the ash tree draped below them in complete elegance and simplicity.
A number of techniques were used to create the piece including fabric painting, embroidery, quilting and three-dimensional textiles techniques. These techniques create the different textures from the soft feathers of the Tit to dried out, crisp shells of the Ash seeds. 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: 50cm Height: 57.5cm
Width: 27cm Width: 34cm
Depth: 2cm Depth: 3cm
This piece has been professionally framed, with a white mount and white wood grain box frame, with clear glass. It is ready to hang.