Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

Artist: Kimberley Harding

Title: Marsh Wren

Attribution: Kimberley Harding

Year: 2023

Materials: round, flat and flat oval reed, bass wood, acrylic paint, waxed threads, wire, glue

Dimensions: 16.25” h x 10.25” w x 5” d

Image Statement: A guided canoe tour of Scarborough Marsh inspired me to create this larger-than-life marsh wren. We saw many birds during our journey along the winding Nonesuch River, but the marsh wren was only identifiable by its buzzy trill and some nests we saw in the grasses. Wrens have long been a favorite of mine, and research confirmed that the marsh wren is a delightful member of the family and worthy of a portrait.