Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others

In celebration of Venice’s Biennale, artists Julius von Bismarck and Julian Charriere dyed the city’s pigeons in order to change their dirty bird perception into something of beauty. Yup, that’s the right. The birds were spray-painted with a specially formulated non-harmful dye. I’m still on the fence about the ethics of this project, but assuming no birds were harmed in its creation the results are definitely breathtaking. (via The Fox Is Black)

  • Jamie Herzlinger

    September 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Wow, that is amazing!! A great way to show the beauty in everything! Thank you so much for posting this!

    Love, Jamie Herzinger

  • Kate

    September 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm Reply

    This is really beautiful. Though I am also unsure how I feel about the ethics, I am happy to see them taking something ordinary and mundane and turning it to something extraordinary and beautiful. It seems to add a bit of magic to the day. Plus, if I was a pigeon (and the paint wouldn’t harm me) I would totally want to be brushed with fuchsia.

  • Alfalfa

    September 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm Reply

    wow – what an awesome idea.. even it does hurt the birds, so what? they’re a nuisance in many cities and not endangered in any way, basically flying vermin.. but colored like this? awesome!!

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