African Grey Parrot
From a series of screen prints of the world's parrots.
The African Grey Parrot is endemic to the Congo, Africa. African Greys are highly intelligent birds and are prized as pets for their ability to mimic human speech. They are approximately 33cm long and represented here to scale.
About the Artist
Fanny Shorter is a print and textile designer. She studied illustration at Brighton. Her distinctive, detailed work is largely inspired by her very English upbringing. The daughter of a physics teacher and a music teacher, she grew up in a school in Winchester, surrounded by idyllic countryside and historic buildings in an aesthetically crowded house crammed with prints and patterns on books, plates, cushions, rugs and wallpaper. English holidays, frequents visits to the V&A, the Natural History Museum and National Trust properties as well as an entire childhood in a school are an evident and enduring influence.