Can a community’s heritage help us understand future generation’s decisions?

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Can a community’s heritage help us understand future generation’s decisions?

Rachel Stewart, 30

Have you ever witnessed a flock of pigeons take off in a great swirl of grey? Or watched them feast in vast numbers on city centre scraps? These urban birds sometimes blend into our concrete surroundings and are often called "flying rats", judged for their lifestyle choices. However, occasionally you catch a flash of colour; a vibrant, reflective blue, reminding us of their coastal heritage, before they were forced to move to the big city to survive and make a name for themselves.

A Morass of Pigeons,
Water based oil on wood,
7.5" x 7.5"

Find Rachel’s website here.

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