Arting for 365 Day 96: Pigeon Penthouse

Day 96 (8/2/12): Pigeon Penthouse

8 x 10″ watercolor and ink on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

I needed a bit of fresh air yesterday so decided to take a little stroll. After wandering around the alleys of downtown Ft. Collins – which I must say are lovely – I made my way back to the studio. Right before going inside, I noticed some pigeons that had made a living space for themselves in a metal pipe thing on the side of the neighboring building.

The birds had chosen a home wallpapered with an old, retro vacuum ad. I loved the choice and wondered if the pigeon’s friends often complimented them on their bold and graphic taste in home décor. Was this space coveted among the fowl? Did they know that a pigeon against a red back drop always looks good? More importantly, are there hipsters in the bird world?