Poster Image

 Pigeons Peck the Street


Item#: 2011SYR13

Purchase Details

11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

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Poem Inspiration Location

Pigeons Peck the Street

poster information


Pigeons peck the street
Janitors of the city
In gray overalls

I've always heard people say negative things about pigeons, but I think that they're important to the life of the city. They pick up bits of food and such that we forget or drop and leave behind. And they add a pretty bit of life and character to what can otherwise be drab streets and sidewalks. In a way they reminded me of janitors and other people who are important to our society, but whom we tend to forget or just ignore. Even their feathers remind me of janitorial uniforms, which are usually of similar color.

This was a neat experience for me. I've been writing poems for myself for several years, and have had a couple published. But I hadn't given it a serious try until certain people in my life encouraged me to get my work out there more. So I did an Internet search, found the Poster Project, and here we are!

I started drawing when I was three, pretty much since I could pick up a pencil. I didn't decide on an illustration major until I was a junior in high school and looking at colleges, but I always knew I wanted to do art. I want to do artwork that will tell a story, serve a purpose, be seen by people and be understood. I want to be a visual story teller.

I've done some work for student run publications at SU, but this is the first big publishing success I've ever had. Other than this I haven't done anything outside of the university, mostly because I've been caught up with school work so I never had a chance to branch out. But now as a senior, after doing work for this poster and the on-campus magazines, I'll definitely start to send my work to more places.