Wren Life Size 2020 is one of a group of three bird sculptures that Hamish made during lockdown, from observing Britain’s native fauna in his garden. Along with Robin 2020 and Nuthatch 2020, this wren sculpture was inspired by the regular visitors to the bird feeder outside Hamish’s office.
The wren is a tiny brown bird, with a rounded body, a fine bill, longish legs and very short wings. It tends to hold its narrow tail cocked up vertically. It is well known for having a remarkably loud voice, for such a tiny bird.
All three bronze bird sculptures have been naturalistically patinated using hot nitrates and are mounted on Kilkenny limestone. They make a delightful trio when placed together, but are equally striking standing alone.