For our second brief at Camberwell we had to choose a fact of any kind. I couldn't really decide what to do for a while as it was very open you could do anything. We took a class visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and the Natural History Museum. It was very inspiring and I found myself drawing the stuffed birds and being interested in them mostly. So I researched and I found that hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and I went from there researching their species and found it really interesting how different they are to other birds.
Here is whats in the natural history museum in London, a whole case full of hummingbirds, apparently it was fashionable to have a case full of stuffed hummingbirds in the Victorian age, I'm sure it was only with the royalties not everyone