Wednesday, March 10, 2010

the dove series


I think it's the coo-ing that thy do, that simple song of a majestic dove, the magical gentleness that calls my curiosity. I've watched them for literally hours, how they share the household duties of nest building and egg sitting, and take turns foraging while the other stays home.

One speaks and the other listens. They mate for life.

Sometimes it seems that my imagination takes wings with them as they soar to that nest in the pines. They own twigs and grass and each other and not a single other thing. I  imagine this in my clay pieces, where doves are gathering, more every day! My clay doves are informed by my winged beauties, and by Leonard Cohen's music where pathos is a prayer and comfort runs deep.

8 comments:

  1. i love doves-- their cooing is always so soft and sweet, just like the birds. your little dove looks lovely perched on the simple form --and i love the serene cream glaze-- wonderful new series-- perfect wedding gift --perhaps with two together?

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  2. This is so pretty and a perfect nesting spot for little treasures. I didn't know that doves mate for life. How romantic!

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  3. So gentle and sweet and beautifully made!

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  4. I love the simplicity of this piece, and I adore doves, I've had a bit of a thing for birds since being in Australia!

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  5. Lee I love all your bird pieces and all your birds. They are very delicate, on the edges of the bowls, yet they are full of life and so very endearing!
    My mum loves them all too .... (one day, one day ... :)

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  6. You draw me in every time with your words... you should be a writer!!! I also love your sweet birds! ~Renee

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  7. Lee, absolutely wonderful and
    so charming,
    Love it!!!

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