Nature, Nature, I’m Your Bride. Take Me!

“She could not rise. But there she lay content. The scent of the bog myrtle and the meadow-sweet was in her nostrils. The rooks' hoarse laughter was in her ears. 'I have found my mate,' she murmured. 'It is the moor. I am nature's bride,' she whispered, giving herself in rapture to the cold embraces [...]

Raven, Rook, & Hooded Crow

Big or small, brightly coloured or pastel, solid or full of speckles (and life!), bird eggs have always fascinated me. So, naturally, I wanted to create a few egg-based collages. The antique book shop in Petersfield supplied the plate, and William Harvey's Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium (1651) helped with the title. So here it is [...]