RHG Artist, Rebecca Jewell- also artist in residence at the British Museum- has brought to our attention the illegal poaching of millions of songbirds in Europe. The birds are cruelly trapped and killed to make a Cypriot delicacy called Ambelopoulia. According to the Committee Against Bird Slaughter, ten million songbirds are killed each year. The Cyprus Government and Bird Life Cyprus are launching an anti bird-trapping campaign in an attempt to put an end to the issue. Rebecca Jewell’s work is concerned with preserving our precious natural world; her Mist Net pieces are amazingly delicate but simultaneously alarming: a powerful reminder of the songbird slaughter and the cruel process which enables it to happen. The ongoing debate surrounding this issue confirms the relevance of Jewell’s work in the context of today; through Jewell’s beautiful aesthetic and intricately detailed feather works, we are reminded of the fragility of nature and the respect with which we should treat it. SAVE OUR SONGBIRDS!