This sculpture was inspired by both the magical and the real Hoopoe bird. This eye catching bird with is iconic crest and stunning black and white markings is found in many world myths. It is often seen as a messenger between Man and God.
This sculpture is made from sterling silver with oxidized detail, using the ancient technique of Chasing and Repousse. Each feather is individually hammered, pierced and riveted, so that they can open and close forming a lid for the glass bowl. This movement replicates a Hoopoe as is fans it's wings, basking in the sun.
Chased silver with articulated wings & grey glass.
26 x 20 x 20 cm
Smoky Grey glass has been designed by Bryony and blown by Loco Glass in Cirencester.
Hallmarked in Edinburgh