The Moorhen’s Nest

The Moorhen’s Nest screenprint
I saw this nest down by Junction Bridge on the Water of Leith in spring 2011. It was made up of old Christmas trees that had clearly been discarded in the Water of Leith after the festivities of Christmas were over. An enterprising moorhen had discovered them and realised they would make a good nest.

The more my knowledge and appreciation of nature grows the more I realise how it can be found in the most unexpected of places. Edinburgh is a city full of secret wildernesses often just a few feet away from the commuters hurrying past and this is a perfect example of that.










About flyingcreature

I'm a Cumbrian born painter and printmaker based in Scotland. My work is inspired by British nature. I studied on the Foundation Course at Leith School of Art in 2003 before going on to take the MA Fine Art degree at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University graduating in 2008. I now make my work from my studio in Coburg House and teach drawing, painting and printmaking at Leith School of Art and around Scotland.
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