URBAN AESTHETIC no.35 (Kingfisher)


Painted wood blocks, acrylic paint, and collage on board

45 x 33 x 5.3 cm (Framed)

Collage on board (wood blocks and acrylic paint with an overlayed relief of a Kingfisher)

I’ve lived in cities for over half of my life and while I enjoy the excitement and Intrigue offered by urban environments I don’t like to be too far from nature. For a few years I lived in South Wimbledon in London, and not far from the Wandle River trail. It was on the Wandle River where I first saw real life kingfishers.

I’ve loved Kingfishers my whole life and spent many childhood hours drawing and colouring pictures of them. Seeing them, at first, only by flashes of colour, and then settled on a branch, was a real joy and a pleasant reminder that even in an urban environment I was never too far from nature. This piece is a homage to this beautiful bird.

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Original collage painting on wood blocks by Stephen Tribbel. Acrylic paint with an overlayed relief of a Kingfisher. White with shades of orange and blue.URBAN AESTHETIC no.35 (Kingfisher)