Midnight Messenger

Bathed in a dramatic sunset, sits a remote, mountain-top castle. A Red Kite is swooping down from its lofty perch… Could it be on some kind of ‘secret mission’?

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It might be, for it grips an impressive-looking scroll, bound with important seals in its left talons. In the right? A beautiful orb, glowing with potent magic, that’s leading a string of other orbs trailing back to the castle. What can this mean?    

Our Kite is not flying alone, for on its back, rides a Hedgehog: our fearless Messenger… Note if you will, his delicate pair of flying-goggles and how he’s bravely clinging-on to the Kite’s harness! Note too, the engraved metal head-pieces worn by our two heroes; their shared livery suggests this isn’t the first time they’ve flown together… 

And leading them both? A balloon, that’s fluttering its purple-ribboned tail. What secrets does the balloon hold? Where is it leading them? It’s just one of the many secrets contained within this beautiful work; secrets I’ll leave for YOU to explain in your own way!

For anyone familiar with my little patch of Wiltshire, the resurgence of the Red Kite in recent years has been both unexpected & most welcome. This work was inspired during the long summer of 2022, by the constant – and noisy! – presence over the house, of a pair of Kites and their juveniles. We’re so lucky to have them back: Midnight Messenger is for them…

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