Friday 26 June 2009

Dove is a witness to Grief

When I first saw this memorial at Locksbrook Cemetery in Bath, I was struck by the scene of grief it had captured. The weeping figure hangs from the cross while staring heavenward. I though the cross was topped by a slightly malevolent bird of prey, but closer scrutiny revealed it to be a dove offering down a floral tribute to the figure. What surprises me is how threatening the doves wings are. You can really feel the grief that must have been felt by the family.


Margaret Pangert said...

That is odd, because the dove appears to have the talons of an eagle, and there seem to be peckmarks on the wood and young woman. Do we know who died? This woman seems desperate for solace.

Gale Wall said...


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