This Pigeon Wears a One-of-a-Kind Crochet Sweater To Represent the Laysan Crake, a Bird Species Lost To Extinction
I first shared one of Laurel Ruth Hope‘s incredible Biodiversity Reclamation Suits as part of this post, 10 of the Most Perfect Pigeons in Knit and Crochet, and then again in a feature Laurel Roth Hope’s Crochet “Biodiversity Reclamation Suits” for Extinct Urban Pigeons.
What’s it all about? Here’s a simple explanation from the artist herself, “Inspired by the traditional use of fiber-craft to provide safety and comfort, I have been crocheting small suits for urban pigeons that disguise them as extinct birds, thereby (visually) re-creating biodiversity and placing a soothing ‘cozy’ on environmental fears.”
Here’s a new one, a pigeon disguised as a Laysan crake (rail), 2018: