12 September 2012
*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.