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Hand painted paper concertina bound book
18.5 x 7cm when closed and 18.5 x 30cm long when opened up
Unfastening a Japanese bone clasp releases the painted paper birds, which seem to fly across the sea or over rooftops.
More about Judith Ellis
Judith Ellis's Birdflight series is her own development of the flag book and combines a love of drawing with her lifelong interest in the natural world. In her former life as a vet she often had to handle birds and was always moved by the lightness of their being. It is as though a bird has only just materialised and lives only partly in this world.
Oystercatchers fly along a beach, and Swifts swoop over rooftops. Gannets fly fast fast over the sea and Redshanks call over the marshes. The Birdflight series of artistʼs books can each be made to commission, they are all individually hand painted no two will ever be quite the same.