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Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise

Praying hands are a universal symbol of hope, and simultaneously as a white dove a symbol of peace. The pigeon on the other hand is considered the dirty rodent of the bird world. The rainbow symbolises the covenant between God and man "the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh". (Genesis 9:8-17) It is also symbolic of the seven subtle, interfacing bodies of multidimensional human consciousness, as well as being a sign of diversity and inclusiveness, of hope and of yearning & international cooperative movement & freedom, and popularized as a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender with the freedom flag. Here the Prayer Hand Pigeon shits out a rainbow of crosses, another potent symbol. Being poopped on by a bird is supposedly good luck, but in our western world of over use, and over indulgence perhaps all this symbolism is just a load of shit?

Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise
Installation
in May Contain Nuts
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, Wellington
3rd December - 24th December 2008

Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise
Installation
in May Contain Nuts
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, Wellington
3rd December - 24th December 2008

Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise
Installation
in May Contain Nuts
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, Wellington
3rd December - 24th December 2008

Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise
detail
in May Contain Nuts
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, Wellington
3rd December - 24th December 2008

Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise
detail
in May Contain Nuts
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, Wellington
3rd December - 24th December 2008

Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise
detail
in May Contain Nuts
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, Wellington
3rd December - 24th December 2008

Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise
Installation
in May Contain Nuts
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, Wellington
3rd December - 24th December 2008

Prayer Hands Pigeon Pooing Prismatic Promise
Installation
in May Contain Nuts
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, Wellington
3rd December - 24th December 2008

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