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Long-Tailed Tits: “The Usual Suspects”

Dimensions:  H 15″  W 18″  D 12″

Bronze: Edition of 15 (Original wax shown. Bronzes available late 2019)

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Description

This is my original wax sculpture of 24 roosting Long-Tailed Tits, which I’m calling, “The Usual Suspects”. The bronze edition of 15 should be ready just before Christmas, but you can pre-order now by contacting me here.

Long-Tailed Tits are tiny little birds, full of energy and character. Naturalists recently discovered that, because they are so small, in winter they roost together for warmth in tightly packed flocks, lined up along branches. Long-Tailed Tits often choose holly trees, because it’s spiny, evergreen leaves help protect them from predators and the worst of the winter weather.

“The Usual Suspects” shows the jostle, before settling down for the night, to get the best (warmest) spots in the centre of the flock. It also gave me the chance to show off the individual characters within the flock.