Thrush 2009 400 x 360mm

After the 2009 bushfires wiped out all the habitat around my home the plants in the garden that were saved became an oasis for a staggering array of birds. I started making etchings of birds from photos I was able to take while I watched them. Having now discovered I really enjoy the process of etching I continued to do more and more etchings of some of the other species I see around home and further afield.

Perhaps because of its unfortunate name the thrush seems to be an unpopular bird. I think this is sad as they are a very attractive species with a lovely call. The Thrush family is actually very important, ecologically speaking, as many plants rely on them for spreading their seed.

Limited edition of 10 prints available.

© John Sharp 2016