Dipper - 2016
Norway’s national bird, the pretty little Dipper is a familiar sight along European rivers and streams. It takes its name from its curious bobbing behaviour. When perched, usually on a rock beside the water, it spasmodically dips its head and cocks its short tail up in the air.
Hamish has caught the Dipper in characteristic pose, sitting on a rock, looking as if towards the water. This fascinating river bird is known to actually walk beneath the surface to find food.
Available in a limited edition of 25, this bronze Dipper sculpture would make a great present for wildlife lovers, ornithologists and fishermen everywhere.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
I am a passionate fisherman, and one of the joys of fishing is being able to completely switch off from the outside world and just enjoy the flora and fauna around the river system. I have often seen the busy Dipper bird, sitting on a rock or diving and swimming under water picking up insects as it goes. It is a bird all fishermen will be familiar with. On one of my fishing trips, I forced myself to put down my rod for an hour or two to observe and photograph the Dipper. This sculpture was made in my studio, using the photographs I took.