— Solargraphy exposed
The Australian white ibis is often considered a pest – a ‘ flying rat’ or ‘bin chicken’ – due to the fact that it cohabits with humans in urban areas. Few people stop to consider why there are so many of these birds in built-up environs. It was not until I decided to illustrate this animal that I realised how intricate and beautiful they truly are. The goal of this painting it to make people re- evaluate these unique birds and to stop and consider what effect the destruction of their natural habitats has had on the way they are perceived.
AUSTRALIAN WHITE IBIS Threskiornis molucca Watercolour on paper 42 � 29.7 cm (A3)