The Moorland Drop
With hungry chicks to feed, hidden within the undergrowth of the moorland heather, a female hen harrier hears the call of its partner as it calls out to her. She knows the familiar sound and without a moment's hesitation she leaves her dependent chick and takes to the sky. The male patiently waits hovering over the land until its partner appears close enough, at this moment he releases his food parcel from his talons and lets it fall towards the ground. As he does she immediately turns and rolls onto her back, catching the food in mid-air and takes it back to their young.
A number of techniques and mediums were used in the creation of this piece. The background is fabric painted and the hen harriers were achieved through quilting and free hand embroidery. These techniques create the different textures from the soft warm feathers to the vastness of the moors. 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: 70cm Height: 83m
Width: 45cm Width: 58m
Depth: 2.5cm Depth: 3.5cm
This piece has been professionally framed, with a white mount and white wood grain box frame, with glass. It is ready to hang.