I have been drawing the birds we take for granted for a while. The starling is a magnificent bird, and is in decline. I remember in the 1970's seeing the mass roost over Birmingham at dusk. More recently I have watched a million birds come into roost over the Somerset Levels, performing breathtaking aerial dances. Apparently there used to be six million. I love the way they stick together in groups, chattering away. The latin name is Sturnus Vulgaris or Common Starling. Hence the name of the picture. I always think they look rather jolly sitting up there on the telephone wire or the t.v. aerial. I hope I have captured this. Anyway come and see some more starlings at my house on 30th June -2nd July 2 - 8 pm, as part of Brockley Open Studios, SE13 7AT. Email me for more details firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will also be showing more pigeons and some of the monoprints I have been working on that have grown out of my research into plastic pollution.