Multi-School Fossil-Free Divestment Fund – Divest Fund's Climate Change Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 13, 2015 10:00 PM EST


Original Drawing of Nested White-Crowned Pigeon by Lucy Rubin

Item Number
Estimated Value
$150 USD
Opening Bid
$30 USD

Item Description

You can almost feel the gentleness and serenity of this White-Crowned Pigeon settled in its nest, protecting its young. Its essence is captured beautifully by artist Lucy Rubin, and was borne from her love of nature, which she has said "can be found all around us, in some of the most unassuming places, every single day." With the spectre of climate change, she understands that this surrounding natural beauty and her beloved Earth creatures are in jeopardy. She is thrilled to be able to donate her work to this cause.

According to Lucy, the incredible and important nature of pigeons is often overlooked and eschewed, based on her long experience with them. Pigeons are extraordinarily strong. mate for life and share in care of their young. White-Crowned Pigeons can be found in the Caribbean and southern Florida, where Lucy spends time. Did YOU know?:

  • Pigeons can find their way home, even if released from far away- blindfolded. They have the amazing ability to navigate by sensing the Earth’s magnetic fields, and by using sound, smell, and the position of the sun.
  • Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets and Egyptian hieroglyphics suggest that pigeons were domesticated more than 5 millenia ago.
  • Rock Pigeons carried messages for the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World Wars I and II, saving lives and providing crucial strategic information.
  • Charles Darwin kept pigeons for many years after his five-year voyage on the Beagle. His observations on the great variety of pigeon breeds, and the huge differences between captive breeds and wild pigeons, helped him formulate some aspects of his groundbreaking Theory of Evolution.

Lucy Rubin has been feature by Long Island's East End Dan's Papers and she exibits in many galleries out east and in East Hampton, near where she summers. Here is an article that explains her approach, life, incredibly creative family, philosophy, and inspiration here;

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Donated By:

Lucy Rubin