Pretending Pigeons

I’m looking into Natural pattern for my textile project (Material Matters) and im thinking of using bird feathers as a starting point, I surfed the net and found some quirky work by an artist called Laurel Roth. I found images of an instalation in which a pigeon was dressed in a knitted jumper to make it seem like a more superior bird like a woodpecker (above),grouse and even the extinct dodo. I instantly loved the humour of this work, part of me wanted to choose the pigeon because I felt they we under estimated because they are classed as dirty and disease ridden. On closer research they have beautiful merging colours of metallic greens and purples, although the thought of dressing them up seems far more exciting!

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