The Lockdown Birds – Jersey 2021.
The Lockdown Birds
During the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020, we all found different ways of coping, be it baking, gardening, writing or creating. Every day during Jersey’s lockdown, Berni Martin took out a box of paints gifted to her by a friend and spent a few minutes creating, sketching, and painting a bird. She did this every day for 100 days, numbering each one as she went. The result is a collection of 100 wonderfully colourful birds, each with its own special character and each a symbol of hope and freedom.
Almost a year since the start of Jersey’s COVID-19 lockdown, eight self-adhesive stamps feature a selection of Berni’s paintings.