• Nicole Lupton

King Of The Birds

Deep in a pine forest in the midst of Bodmin, a Goldcrest family have made their home. A pair of Goldcrest has thickly woven their nest from moss, small twigs, cobwebs and lichen in a pine tree, ready for their family. Fast forward twenty days and two young kinglets have grown. They sit outside the nest to cool down on a warm, sunny day. As the mother flies in with his beak full of treats, one of the kinglet sit calling with its mouth open wide desperate for food. The other sits unamused by it sibling having taken all the food previously.

(The Goldcrest is also known as 'King Of The Birds' because of its bright caps on their heads.)

A number of techniques and mediums were used in the creation of this piece including fabric painting, embroidery and quilting. These techniques create the different textures from the soft warm feather of the Goldcrests to the delicate leaves of the pine.

To check this piece out in more detail follow the link www.nsltextileart.co.uk/kingofthebirds

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