A restful, peaceful thing. Water birds paddle, rise, or stand in a gently lit pondscape. I keep thinking about this Roman idea - 'otium', usually translated as 'leisure' but which really goes beyond our present concept of leisure as rest into one of an trouble-free space in which inspiration can arise naturally. Something more like contemplation, or meditation. Anyway, the birds here are particularly richly coloured, both contrasting and blending with the light blue ground. There is some very delicate shading going on here with the water ripple effects. The design is printed on a superior quality Oxford cotton, with a beautiful, soft hand feel in order to obtain the necessary definition. 'Jagger' single button cuff.