Caro Higgs – Flight
Natural and Man Made
Inspiration: Flight can be both the flight of birds or a flight of stairs; the coast and fishing huts is incomplete without the seagulls circling overhead.
I wanted to continue my series of the local coastline despite wanting to use new ideas. A little further south from here the huts are built on the rocks and therefore need a flight of stairs to access them which lend themselves really well to the subject. While I was walking around an island in Southern Brittany we encountered loads of seagulls who whirled above us and I spent time trying to photograph their flight, this one was the result. I have made it semi-transparent as the light was behind it. Unlike most birds it is difficult to tell the males and females apart, just visible is the red dot near their beak which the young chicks tap when wanting food.
Once again hand painted fabrics, the background had a resist to help form the clouds and waves, the rocks and roof are commercial fabrics. All machine stitched except for the lines holding the frame-work for the fishing net.