Fergus Thomas - Bird of Dreams

Bird of Dreams

Bird of Dreams is a look at Newport,
a city in South Wales, through the prism of breeding and racing pigeons. Mesmerised by the birds, and by the close emotional bond between man and bird,  I began to see flying and keeping pigeons as symbolic, as a way into a remote, transcendental world no longer defined by gravity. Once the birds are released and fly out of sight,  the fancier enters an imaginary world,a part of himself escapes up into the air.  I saw this act of escapism mirrored throughout the city.
This project explores flight -
wherever and whatever it may be.

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