Whilst staying in my Uncle’s house on Hammond Island, I was often visited by Olive Backed Sunbirds. They would chirp outside of the casement windows drawing my attention. Often seen as a couple, they sing and flutter about happily. I also have resident Sunbirds at home living in my garden. My husband and I will often observe them as we share a cup of tea together.


I am a fan of 1900's artist and designer William Morris. The layout of this surface pattern art references his work. The original artwork is a compilation of gauche, pen and ink studies of the olive backed sunbirds and the leaves and flowers of a wattle. I digitally created the repeat to maintain artistic control over the original mediums and composition of the artpiece elements. 

I created a freestanding furniture screen wrapped in vinyl film that had the Sunbird Kiss and Sunbird Lovers surface pattern art applied. 

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