This bird sculpture is inspired by the Golden Plover.
The bird is created from a plaster clay that air dries hard as a rock. Once dry, the bird is painted in a spotted black and gold pattern on the body. The bird's neck is white and his face and beak are black, a nice contrast to the spotty body.
Creating a hard sculpture was a little diversion from the soft materials of fabric and threads. Sometimes a change makes for a perfect creative boost.