Matthew Polluk – Black Skimmer

£3,000

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION:
While many birds rely predominantly on their visual senses to feed, the black skimmer is the only species of bird to forage by sense of touch. The genetic adaptation of their bill enables them to forage in flight by dropping their elongated lower mandible into the water and skimming along until they feel a fish. With a quick snap of their jaws, they whip the fish out of the water.
Polluk captures the beautiful elegance of this foraging technique by skilfully depicting a mirror image of a black skimmer and its reflection as it slices through the surface tension of a dead still water, bathed in the warm golden glow of dawn.

In stock

Description

UNFRAMED

DIMENSIONS:

75 x 57 cm

MEDIUM:

Pen, Ink, 24ct Gold Leaf

LOCATION:

UK

DELIVERY INFORMATION  

This piece will be shipped from the location above. Delivery costs are not included and if the artwork or buyer are outside the UK there may be additional customs charges for the buyer to pay 

A member of the DSWF team will be in touch once you have made your purchase to arrange delivery and confirm pricing accordingly. If you would like to discuss this in advance of your purchase, please contact us. 

CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION

At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.

Additional information

Dimensions 75 × 57 cm
Medium

Mixed Media / Other

Species

Birds

Subject

Wildlife