Dove

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Dove © Claire Brewster 2015

 

Time doth work what no man knoweth,
Time doth us the subject prove,
With time still affection groweth
To the faithful turtledove.

Sir Philip Sidney

There is a myth that doves are eternally faithful and if their mate dies they will only drink after dark so they can’t see their dead partner’s reflection. I love this romantic notion of eternal love and that the dove is a symbol of this.

Dove is part of a series I made for the Forming Words exhibition (click here to read more). For this series I took a quote about a bird and used that for my inspiration to create a work.  My dove here has lost it’s mate and is therefore destined to never look at it’s reflection again.

 

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Dove © Claire Brewster 2015

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Dove © Claire Brewster 2015

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Dove © Claire Brewster 2015