Swifts have a well-deserved reputation for being incredible fliers. A migratory bird, they cover huge distances every year of around 200,000 km. They even sleep and mate on the wing, remaining in the air for many months at a time. Swifts are monogamous and visit the UK in the summer to breed and then winter in Africa. They have long scythe-shaped wings and a short, forked tail.
Hamish has created a series of swift sculptures – Swift Soaring 2019, Swift Swooping 2019, Swifts Silver 2019 and Swifts Bronze 2019 – which convey a sense of this bird’s extraordinary mastery of the air, evoking rising thermals and high speed flights paths. Any one of these sculptures would make a wonderful gift, especially for a wedding or silver wedding anniversary.