Ornithurae Volume 1 exhibition, showing at Olsen Gruin Gallery New York, USA. Featuring large size portraits of doves, pigeons and cockatoos.

Topknot Pigeon

Topknot Pigeon


©Leila Jeffreys 2017
Topknot Pigeon 2017 Series: Ornithurae
Photograph on archival fibre based cotton rag paper
112 x 89 cm, 44 x 35 inch (standard) 140 x 112 cm, 55 x 44 inch (large)

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They were domesticated in the first place for eating, and their large breast muscles, which recommended them as food, suit long journeys by powering strong flight. (Reconsider the Pigeon, by biologist Tim Low.)