This Pigeon Wears a One-of-a-Kind Crochet Sweater To Represent the Laysan Crake, a Bird Species Lost To Extinction

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:

This Pigeon Wears a One-of-a-Kind Crochet Sweater To Represent the Laysan Crake, a Bird Species Lost To Exctinction

Learn more about the sad fate of the Laysan Crake here and for more of Laurel Roth Hope’s “Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons” visit her at loloro.com.





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