The Satin Bowerbird inhabits most of the east and south-east coast of Australia
Males weave intricate display areas (called bowers) out of twigs (expensive broom sticks!), decorating their bowers and presenting his bachelor pad to the female with objects that are coloured blue.
As a result, bowerbirds are often considered to be the most advanced species of bird. A bower is an attractive 'avenue' that male bowerbirds use to entice a female. Adult male and female satinbowerbirds share the same bright lilac-blue eyes but no other similarities in colour as the male is black with a sheen of glossy purple-blue and the females are green with brown feathers.
This piece came about because my darling Aunt and Uncle from Gerringong shared the delight over a cup of tea that they have a satin bowerbird taking a liking to their backyard. Fascinated and intrigued I have used my Uncle Bob’s photos of both the male and his two females “friends”. Also the objects all around the bower were incredible. Pegs, milk tops, string even an Oreo wrapper.
I have also added native Blue flowers to Australia being - Royal Bluebells and a Native Blue Cornflower (Blue Pincushion!).
I started off thinking I would keep this piece with a white background, but a last minute (late night) decision had me added a dark charcoal background.
I’m happy as it has really given the stunning majestic bowerbird a satin glossy look.
Hand drawn with lead pencil, watercolours and gouache paints.
841 x 1189 mm
33.1 x 46.8 in
594 x 841 mm
23.4 x 33.1 in
420 x 594 mm
16.5 x 23.4 in
297 x 420 mm
11.7 x 16.5 in
210 x 297 mm
8.3 x 11.7 in
148 x 210 mm
5.8 x 8.3 in
Available in 6 different sizes: A5 / A4 / A3 - 300gsm Printed on Premium Embossed Linen (posted in a recycled sturdy padded bag, each print is individually packaged with backing board and a BOPP recyclable cellophane sleeve
A2- 260gsm Satin Poster Paper A1 (free shipping) - 260gsm Satin Poster Paper A0 (free shipping) - 260gsm Satin Poster Paper (posters are made to order so please allow an extra 5 - 7 business days for custom printing). They are gently placed in a recycled cardboard tube, sealed and then posted.