A new work from Claire Brewster who describes herself as capturing the essence of nature in everyday materials.
‘Hybirds’ are made from acid etched brass. Claire turns one of her drawings into a digital piece which she then sends to a company that sends her back a lovely brass bird.
Claire has transformed 2 birds into a new breed of bird, hence the title of the work, a play of the word ‘hybrid’. The 3 birds are a Sparrow Hawk, which is the head and body of a sparrow and the wings and tale of a hawk a Pigeon Hawk which is a pigeon with the wings of a hawk and a Humming crow which is a crow with the head of a ruby throated humming bird.
Find out more about the acid etching process here.