I live near the sea and am lucky enough to see curlew and oystercatchers regularly. It struck me recently that they must have been the original inventors of the wellington boot. They have the most gloriously silly way of walking while staring with amazement at their feet and you have to wonder what they are thinking so hard about. So I have incorporated my fascination for body language and general silliness into some silhouettes of small wading birds going about their business. I’ve also thrown in some plovers in the hope that they might pay me a visit too. I really like the idea of words just hanging around in the air giving away what’s going on in the bird’s head. I still, at my very advanced age, run around with my arms out pretending to be a plane, so I made a small bird secretly pretending to be a spitfire while it’s supposed to be following its mother.