Peregrine Falcon & Manx Shearwater skeletal remains, MDF, paint, glass
Bird skeletons have many features that resemble those of the human skeleton. The majority of the bones are the same, only shaped differently, (the main difference being that the bird's skeleton is adapted for flight). Here, the skeletal remains of two birds, a Manx Shearwater and a Peregrine Falcon, found and collected postmortem on Uist: the longest lived, breeding bird species and the fastest on the planet respectively.
Presented in Fragility of Flight, a group show of work inspired by avian themes. With: Andrea Roe, Takaya Fujii, Dalziell + Scullion, Claudia Losi, Steve Dilworth, Cheryl Field, Anne Corrance Monk, Deidre Nelson, Edwyn Collins, Michelle Letowska, Kate Foster, Joycelyn Anne Rabbitts & Jon Macleod, at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Art Centre.