WWI Project - Columba livia

Hundreds of names of Ilkeston men who gave their lives in WWI will be machine woven onto individual nametags and pinned onto stretched canvas in the image of a pigeon. Thousands of homer pigeons also lost their lives during WWI. They were used to transfer important messages and were awarded medals of heroism for saving soldiers lives.

The work will be exhibited at Erewash Museum in September 2015. 

WWI project - sketch detail pigeon (Columba livia)