When first partaking with these crocheted fowl fits by artist Laurel Roth Hope it’s not and not using a bit of caprice and an instantly appreciation for her talent with yarn and needle. The colourful one-of-a-variety sweaters are every designed to suit a regular city pigeon, full with a hood retrofitted with eye and beak holes. Whereas the venture isn’t with no little bit of humor, its warning is especially dire: every swimsuit represents an extinct fowl species and highlights the futility of restoring misplaced biodiversity. The works are purposely displayed available-carved pigeon mannequins to recommend that animals we most abhor are sometimes those most able to thriving inside a human-made atmosphere.
Hope has labored as a pure-useful resource conservator and park ranger, each of which have deeply influenced her art work that explores themes of environmental hurt, extinction, and consumerism.