This week's bird a week is a special gift. It was my parents' Golden Wedding anniversary (50 years) on 11.11.11. so I sculpted this Kingfisher sitting on a reed, in silver for them.
And the reason for a kingfisher? When my parents go for a walk in Lincoln, where they live, whenever they see a kingfisher on the river, they always think of me and think that I am close.
And so I thought if they had a kingfisher sculpture, whenever they looked at it, they would always know that I was close to them, never mind how many miles away I may be.
The symbolism of a kingfisher is also appropriate as it is a long-time symbol of peace and the promise of abundance, new warmth, prosperity and love. These are all wishes that I send to them as they continue their married life together. The Kingfisher is also known as the Halycon and I'm sure they have many memories of Halycon days together from these past 50 years.
So remember mum and dad, like the kingfisher, I'm watching over you and always close to you.
If you want to see what other birds have been created this week, click on the links below: