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Nature’s Opportunists

5 Jan

They get everywhere, seagulls. Here they are hanging out on chimneys in the Waun Wen area of the city. There are no gulls officially called seagulls, and the ones that gang up on people around the city are usually herring gulls. These ones weren’t doing much, but come bin collection day, they’ll be ripping open bin bags and scattering rubbish everywhere. They’re one of nature’s opportunists.

The sketch has been done as part of the Home and Hinterland arts project sponsored by Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre.

scourge the seagull

Here’s one I drew a few years back, it’s stuffed, part of Swansea Museum’s Taxidermy collection. It was much easier to draw – it didn’t move!

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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