Peacock taking flight
Created to be life size based on a stunning Peacock called 'Sid' I thought about how
to reproduce his stunning form over several years. The resulting sculpture now
resides in woodland at the Mythic Garden for the summer of 2012.
When one thinks of a peacock it is
always thought of when displaying
to a potential mate with the tail
feather spread wide.

Stunning though it is I have been
fascinated since I was a child that
they actually fly. That huge tail  
behind them as they fly to roost
high in a tree or on top of a roof is
a sight to observe.

If the tail is included then they are
the worlds largest flying bird.

A wing span of six feet a tail of
about the same length they have a
complete size of around ten feet!
Copyright Edward Netley 2012