Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
  • Matthew Day Jackson
    born 1974
    born: Panorama City, California, United States
  • Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, 2015–2016
  • There Will Come Soft Rains
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 505 x 367 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 7/8 x 14 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 686 x 521 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27 x 20 1/2 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 479 x 383 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 18 7/8 x 15 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0024.10

A passenger pigeon, also known as a wild pigeon, sits on a thick branch that extends from the bottom left side of the page to the center of the right side of the page. This bird is being fed by a pigeon that is sitting on a thinner branch above it. A short, round building is in the background. Birds are flying in the background as well. The print is in shades of brown, yellow, pink, and gray. The scientific name for the bird is printed below the image: "Columba migratoria", though this is incorrect. Its true scientific name is "Ectopistes migratorius".