2009-2016 | A series of hand-drawn illustrations of birds made using pens, markers and an initial pencil outline. They are all A4 size or smaller. Some are referential stipplings, others are observational and imaginative drawings.
I fell in love with birding at the age of 15 on a visit to Munsiyari in the Himalayas, and these marvellous feathered bipeds have been a central theme in my artistic explorations ever since.
Here I'm attempting to mimic the perfection and accuracy of information that I see in wildlife photography and technically advanced documentation these days. The meticulous stipplings and impressions of colour are boiled-down blueprints of the overall information of a scene, which the viewer must complete for themselves. One can playfully experiment by approaching each piece from a distance, thereby gaining (or loosing) layers of information as one approaches.