8. Artist GB Installs Glass Pigeons Throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan
The Brooklyn artist known only as GB began by nesting one glass pigeon in his own neighborhood, Bay Ridge. But soon after, glass pigeons started popping up all over Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Park Slope, the Lower East Side, Soho, Union Square, Chelsea, the Meatpacking District – and we are still tracking them. All of the glass pigeons are placed in areas of the city that have a special meaning for the native New Yorker.
The glass pigeons are cut from remnants left over from commissioned pieces. According to the Brooklyn Heights Blog, 65 out of the 200 have been fabricated and 54 have been mounted. One is nesting as far away as Costa Rica.
GB’s goal is to nest 200 glass pigeons by the official end of the summer, September 21st. He hopes that those who locate them will tag the artist on Instagram at @gb_pigeon_nyc. So, let your search begin!