Grouse Flying - 2016 SOLD OUT

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 12, Dated 2016
SOLD OUT
33cm long x 77cm high x 25cm wide / 13" long x 30.5" high x 10" wide
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Hamish has created a number of Grouse sculptures with the knowledge and enthusiasm of a true countryman. He grew up on a working farm and has spent most of his adult life immersed in the study of wildlife and their natural habitats.

The Red Grouse has a rounded body with broad wings, a short tail and a small head. Hamish has sculpted them with his usual anatomical precision, both in flight and still, but one also gets a sense of animation.

His bronze Grouse Flying sculpture is a dynamic study of this game bird on the wing. Hamish’s textured piece conveys a sense of the bird’s patterned plumage which allows them to blend effectively into their moorland habitat. They have a whirring low flight, interrupted by periods of gliding. Hamish has portrayed the bird with its wings and tail outstretched, displaying its feather structure to great effect. A great gift for lovers of country sports and wildlife.

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THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING

Hamish working on grouse sculpture
Hamish working on his grouse sculpture

Observing grouse in the moors of northern England is such a privilege whether it is as a sculptor, a photographer or from a grouse butt. The grouse shooting season starts on 12 August, "the glorious twelfth", and I am always keeping my fingers crossed for an invite!! Grouse are extraordinarily dynamic in flight, twisting and turning as they go, following the contours of the moor; it is this I wanted to capture in my sculpture.