Swift Lifesize - 2011 SOLD OUT
A relation of the Hummingbird known for its aerial agility, the Swift is one of the
fastest birds in our skies. It winters in Africa before migrating 10,000 km to Europe, feeding, sleeping and eating on the wing. The Swift heralds our summer, its short forked tail and long scythe-shaped wings casting a distinctive dark shape high against the light. At dusk, they fly low and fast around the rooftops, in excited gaggles emitting piercing screams.
Long immortalised in poetry and folklore, the Swift is associated with freedom and hope; their appearance each year confirmation that life goes on and nature’s cycle continues.
Available in limited edition, this small bronze Swift sculpture is Hamish Mackie’s tribute to this remarkable bird.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
I made this swift in my studio in Oxfordshire after a long, cold, dark British winter…. The epitome of summer, at last!