For me, the buzzard is the iconic bird of Slad Valley. Weather moves rapidly through the valley and the skies can change from moment to moment. But while I was walking, the presence of a buzzard somewhere above me, or sometimes in a tree nearby, was a near-constant. And I began thinking: how does the valley look when your natural element is the air and your pathways are thermals, your resting places the tops of trees and telegraph poles?
Buzzard and ducks, recorded by the village pond
Under My Wings - glass charger; fused frit layers , engraved, re-fused and slumped; 39 cm diameter
Under My Wings by Moonlight- wall piece; dichroic glass, engraved and fused; 39 cm diameter. Photo: Simon Bruntnell.
Mobbed - wall piece; fused and slumped with frit detail; 64 x 42 cm