Artwork realised for the exhibition 'Pushing the Envelope. An exhibition of illustrated envelopes from around the world celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black stamp' at the House of Illustration in London.
The work investigates postal pigeons as a bygone mode of communication. Postal pigeons were used for centuries to delivery messages, often across perilous areas such as war zones and sieges. The drawing of a dead pigeon is associated to a sentence found on a gravestone in a cemetery in London; the combination of the two highlights the affective potential of old-fashioned, pre-digital means of communication.
The exhibition will be open from 6th to 16th May 2015. How to get there.