Exhibitions Wildlife

New works in Notts castle open

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

Lucy Stevens’ artistic practice examines the acoustic ecology of the natural environment, using field recording, digital illustration, performance and printmaking as a tool to visualise sound produced by wildlife, weather and other natural phenomena.

5 comments on “New works in Notts castle open

  1. Jane Stevens

    Well done Lucy! always believe in yourself.

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    • 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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