Precarious, moi?

Precarious, moi?
‘Precarious, moi?’

An image inspired by a tenacious nesting starling in the garden.  The precocious chattering and awkward stance belies the spectacular sight of an acrobatic murmuration at dusk or the vivid iridescence of plumage we normally associate with the species. The uncertainty of the intaglio process captures the vulnerability and disjointed pose of the individual whilst alluding to the precarious future for its kind.

The number of breeding starlings has declined by 81% since 1970 according to the state of the UK’s birds 2013 report.

 

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