Walking down by the river, you might see a kingfisher as it darts low across the water – an unmistakable jewel-bright flash of turquoise and orange. These beautiful small solitary birds frequent still or slow-flowing water, nesting in burrows on the riverbank and diving beneath the surface to fish.
Hamish’s Kingfisher sculpture perches atop a smooth swooping base, reminiscent of the bird’s flight movement – and indeed the shape of its wing – which contrasts with the texture of the bird’s feathers. The height, and suggestion of movement, brings a modern dynamic quality to this piece.
Kingfisher 2017 was originally commissioned by a husband as a surprise gift for his wife’s 40th birthday – they live beside a river and the visiting kingfishers are a familiar and cherished part of the landscape around their home.
The sculpture is available in bronze or silver and looks especially effective when displayed as a pair, perhaps either side of a candelabra, or as a centrepiece on a dining table to set off complementary tableware. It would make a great gift for a keen fisherman. The silver kingfisher is 92.5% hallmarked Sterling Silver.