New works in Notts castle open

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12 September 2012

Pigeon Clock graph
Pigeon Clock graph

*UPDATE: ‘Pigeon Clock graph’ has been selected as the first prize winner for £200 sponsorship from John E Wright.

I’m delighted to be selected for the Annual open exhibition at Nottingham castle this year.

The exhibition will run from 29 September – 28 October 2012

A section of the statement submitted for the exhibition: This year Stevens has explored the use of visuals to interpret a year’s worth of data based on feral pigeon behaviour, to support Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology with research into why pigeons exist in so many colour variations. Between 2010 – 2011 Stevens observed and fed pigeons in Leicester every Wednesday, counting and recording the colours of courting pigeons to support scientific research.

Pigeon clock graph shows the average number of pigeons per month over a year and the shape is based on the idea of a concentric circle graph. The image was layered using toulet clock faces from an automatic pigeon clock, used for pigeon racing.

Half eaten bread and seed was created by feeding pigeons directly off sun print paper, with the colours altered and replaced using Photoshop.

Half eaten bread and seed
Half eaten bread and seed
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5 thoughts on “New works in Notts castle open

    Jane Stevens said:
    September 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Well done Lucy! always believe in yourself.

    […] in residence at Saxnäs in Northern Sweden, after exhibiting and receiving awards for new work, ‘Pigeon Clock Graph’ and ‘Pigeon Feather Pie […]

    pigeon | Drawing birdsong said:
    March 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    […] in residence at Saxnäs in Northern Sweden, after exhibiting and receiving awards for new work, ‘Pigeon Clock Graph’ and ‘Pigeon Feather Pie […]

    Gig envy | peter wyeth said:
    April 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    […] the human world and the natural world. I’ve followed her work for a bit and found ‘the pigeon stuff‘ a really interesting – turning the mundane and everyday into something special. Her […]

      Lucy Stevens responded:
      April 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Hey Peter thanks for the post and yes I am very lucky to be able to go and draw the sounds of birds in Southern Lapland! I saw you play a gig at TAO about 2 years ago with a loop pedal and your mobile phone- was blown away! Maybe a collaboration is in the pipeline some time?

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