Pigeon Feather Pie Chart

A digital illustration to visualise data using a pie chart of pigeon feathers, to demonstrate the average colour of pigeons observed over a year in Leicester. The work was part of a Citizen Science project at Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, to find out why pigeons exist in a variety of colours.

Pigeon Feather Pie chart, digital print, 2013
Pigeon Feather Pie chart, digital print, 2012

The bright red imagery was taken from an early stamp created for the Pigeon-Gram service on the Great Barrier Island (New Zealand), produced when the Pigeon Post service began between the island and Auckland in 1897.


This artwork has been exhibited at:

  • 2015: Manhattan34, as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Leicester.
  • 2013: Shortlisted for The Attenborough Prize as part of the Open 24 exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.
  • 2013: The Open 24 exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.
  • 2012: Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery Open exhibition