HIGH SOCIETY Exhibition Sydney October New York November

Ornithurae - exhibited 2017

Topknot pigeon

Topknot pigeon

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©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.)