'I gather myself, thought and bone, and burst again into flight.' -- Egyptian Book of the Dead
In memory of at least sixteen Red Kites and four Buzzards poisoned in the Highlands of Scotland earlier this year. There is a silhouette in the background for each bird as well as the main figure www.theguardian.com/environmen…
Red Kites are princes among birds, one of Britain’s most beautiful birds of prey. Wonderful to see. The illegal killing of so many in one area in such a short span of time has shocked many, as it should. I will be selling twenty A3 signed and numbered limited edition archive quality prints of this piece only and donating all of the profits to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for their work with persecuted wildlife, particularly birds of prey.If you or anyone you know would like one of these special prints please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org They are £85 per copy, including postage and packing.
Update: Over £1000 raised so far. Help spread the word and together let’s shine a bright light in the darkness of this tragedy and show how much we love our beautiful birds.www.janiceduke.com/
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I find the book of the dead incredibly inspiring. That quote seemed so fitting, very much what I attempted to do with the piece. Glad you like it.
Whether it was by accident or design, the poisonings were a tragedy I will never understand. Whoever is responsible must be brought to justice.
I don't have enough money for a print like that, but maybe I could give you a little something for your donation... let me know... or maybe you could allow a high-resolution downloading for a smaller amount?? idk...
anyway, this is truly beautiful... and your idea is touching... so good luck for this project...
Thank you very much for the offer, I will get back to you
I'm considering letting people bid for them, but we shall see how it goes like this first.
Fuck those hunters!
It really is tragic and sadly not that unusual, what is was the number killed at around the same time. This wasn't hunters by the way, whoever did it remains at large, even though there is a big reward for whoever can give the info to bring them to justice.