This piece is part of the “Connections Series”. It essentially encourages people to take a closer look. When you put two animals or birds together, that are obviously different in size, shape and character, it encourages one to take a more considered look. A rock pigeon is often dismissed as being quite a common bird of no real consequence. Some people look at them as pests and want to get rid of them. But when placed next to a majestic, white goose it suddenly takes on a different kind of importance. That’s what these paintings are about – a commentary about how we see things. When we isolate or put focus on something, it could be a person, an animal, bird or everyday object, suddenly the subject takes on some importance.
Description: Embden goose & African rock pigeon.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 80cm x 60cm