Our garden birds: a bird for every week of the year.
London: Ebury Press, 2012.
Octavo, dustwrapper, 128 pp. colour illustrations.
In this beautiful little volume, street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of his favourite British garden birds. Since its debut in July 2009, Matt's 'Bird of the Week' feature for the Caught by the River website has quickly become a cult hit. His pop-art watercolours, whilst inaccurate are distinctive and enchanting, as are his innovative descriptions, which see great tits 'bossing the other birds around', the 'playful yet shy buoyancy' of bullfinches and the 'improbable' nature of the waxwing ('like a computer-generated samurai finch').