Birling Gap Starling Murmuration Eventide
‘Birling Gap Starling Murmuration Eventide.’
Panoramic format. Print size 124 x 30.5 cm approx. Signed print from a limited edition of 100. From original ink drawing to which I apply colour digitally. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks.
This print shows the iconic views at Birling Gap over the South Downs and East Sussex coast. The beach at Birling Gap is set at the base of the imposing, sheer chalk cliffs known as the Seven Sisters between the seaside resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton. It includes in the distance the Seaford Coastguard Cottages. This romanticised view shows a flock of starlings forming a murmuration, with is recognisable pattern. Other natural patterns that you can observe in this print are the undulating cliffs formation and the rocks that orderly and randomly appear along on the beach.
This print belongs to a tonal collection named ‘Eventide’. It is inspired by a late evening sea swim by the West Pier in Brighton. The sea was still like a mirror and the hues of soft pink surrounded the scene like candy floss. The word eventide means evening in archaic English.