’Aunt Paloma was a pigeon’ imagines an alternative theory of evolution in which mankind has descended from the pigeon.
Drawing upon the biological and social similarities we share with Britain’s most abhorred bird, it is a whimsical story about
life, love and family. Creating a fictional narrative from a factual underpinning, ‘Aunt Paloma was a pigeon’ questions the
extent to which human culture may have been shaped by our avian origins, and serves as a reminder that we as a
species are no more superior to the humble pigeon.
Photography and illustration by Alice Garrett-Jones