a quiet wish in the wind   (Click to enlarge)

SHE BAT

2005

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... a quiet wish in the wind ...

Having loved bats and the idea of how they live, I wanted to make a bat for a friend who's coat of arms incorporated this unusual heraldic creature. This friend has been a great support to me - and so the motif proved to be very apt.

The coat of arms showed the bat the 'wrong way up', so I spent some time researching these mammals and discovered that the only time a bat is to be found with its head upwards is when a 'she bat' is nursing her young. Apparently, she holds her babies in her 'skirt' and pulls them up to her breast to feed.

I wonder if it gives her a headache - the way it might do to if we were to hang up-side-down to feed our young?

Category:
Fauna

Location: Indoor

Size: Small

Dimensions: Bat Approx: 11cm x 7.5cm x 2cm. With slate and silver reeds: 29cm x 13cm x 32cm

Medium: Sterling Silver

Edition size: Edition of 10

Collection: Private and Artist`s Collection

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