A Fine Balance, 2018
watercolour on handmade 100% cotton rag paper
98 x 78 cm, framed
This juvenile brown goshawk (not to be confused with a sparrowhawk which has almost identical markings, but is half the size) is a big boy. A big imposing boy with razor sharp talons and beak, and yet, he is, like all raptors, infinitely elegant and regal, like the japanese ginger jar he is perfectly balanced upon.