“Cathy Miles is an English metal smith who uses a unique concoction of wire, found materials and text to depict common bird life. Her works take the form of three-dimensional drawings documenting the belly tickling moments of the everyday. “I was trapped on the tip of Southend pier with an elderly man called Dave, (an eccentric yet morbid local) when I started to drift in to the eccentric world which my current work revolves in.
As Dave went into his personal problems in grave detail, (death of budgie, stomach ailments etc.), in desperation I began to stare at the little ringed plovers and imagine their conversations and complaints. I came to the conclusion that they were just like us with their grumbles and gripes, bad habits, love interests and attention seeking behavior…”