Woodcock Rising - 2013
The Woodcock’s speed and erratic flight patterns challenges the countryside sportsman and makes it a prized game bird. As it is nocturnal and spends most of its day resting in thick undergrowth, it is rarely seen unless flushed. With its long straight bill, sturdy body and short legs, it looks at its most graceful in flight.
In his bronze Woodcock Rising sculpture, Hamish has captured the game bird taking off, which its does with its wings making a distinctive whirring noise. He has rendered the attractive patterns of its cryptic plumage which allow it to blend effectively into its woodland habitat. Available in a limited edition of 12, it would make a super gift for a fan of country sports.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
When walking in the wooded areas in the countryside during the winter months you can often flush out a woodcock, a wonderful moment of feathered pattern emerging from the forest floor. This sculpture was based on that moment, a fleeting glimpse.