Curlews in the Estuary – but for how long?

Curlew in the Estuary - but for how long?

Curlews in the Estuary – but for how long? This new generation of prints has the curlews’ tale scribed into the ink.

UPDATE – No. 3 from this series won The Artist Award at the 2021 Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition.

A winter’s walk along the salt marsh path as the tide rises is an experience like no other. As the water moves closer and closer so do flocks of redshanks and flings of dunlin. It is a mesmerising sight . . .

. . . and then you hear them. The stunningly beautiful calls of curlews. A stranger stops to ask what it is making that sound and you tell them the story of the curlew. A story which we must keep telling so others too can love this iconic bird. . . Then perhaps between us we can save them.

Our curlew population has halved in 20 years – what happens in the next 20 is up to us! Scribed into the ink of each print is a different aspect of the curlews’ plight.

I will add more of Curlews in the Estuary – but for how long? as I finish them.

 


About this series of woodcuts

The image size is 25 x 25 cm.  They are printed on Arches Aquarelle acid-free paper using Caligo Safe Wash inks.

Click on images to enlarge.


Find out about the groups which are trying to save our curlews : Curlew Action, Curlew Call and the WWT’s curlew recovery programme.

 

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