Chough and Starling

September 11th, 2011  |  Published in field research, practice

It was the dirty end of winter when I went with Adam and Tepi out to the farm for the chough and starling to be placed on a canvas together.

Tepi had found the starling on the farm, while I had encountered the chough dieing by the roadside amidst morning traffic. His kin surrounded him calling in distress. I moved him away from further damage under a tree and the next day found him dead.

Birds print so beautifully, their feathers being conducive to ‘drawn’ edges and a clean silhouette.

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