Winter Blackbirds


The neighbouring field has a lot of hawthorn trees which in winter, when they are covered in berries, are visited by mistle thrushes, fieldfares, jays and blackbirds. Because the air here is very clean and damp they are festooned in lichen which becomes visible when they have lost their leaves.

This textile tree is formed from layers of thread and free stitching on a fine silk gauze over a cotton backing. The birds are made from polymer clay.

Velcro fastening to wooden battens at top and bottom.

Dimensions: 63x56cm