Ruffles my Feathers

Cole Stirling - Ruffles My Feathers - 59 x 79 - Charcoal

Ruffles my Feathers

Cole Stirling

Title
Ruffles my Feathers
Artist
Cole Stirling
Artwork Category
Wings
Medium
Charcoal
Artwork Size (cm)
59 x 79 cm

Price
£2,400

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION:

The iconic Southern Ground Hornbill with its ruffled feathers while preening, is quite dramatic and transformative. Cole explains that working in monochrome removes what traditionally defines beauty in birds, their colour, instead celebrating what makes birds unique, their feathers, exploring the vibrancy of texture and pattern, dramatically framing the distinctive head.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Cole Stirling’s passion for wildlife started at an early age. Cole’s earliest memories include early morning drives in his beloved Hwange National Park. Art came as a by-product and a way to express his passion. Studying photography at university, later completing Field and Trails guide qualifications gave him an even greater appreciation for the natural world and a want to conserve it through his work. Cole has always been drawn to monochrome imagery, especially the simplicity of focus on tone and form, a feature he strives for in his works. It’s also quite handy, as Cole is colour-blind!