Title: Girl with the Doves, by David Wynne
Location: U of A Campus, directly in front of the Library
This is a lovely sculpture. The figure of the girl is graceful, with
her curving stance echoed by the arc of her doves overhead. She appears
to be caught up in the moment, communing with the doves even as she
releases them to freedom. I have always found particular freedom in
reading, so, to me, she's appropriately placed in front of the library.
(Perhaps that's a flight of imagination, but that's the way I see this
girl and her doves.)
Grace with the hope for peace. Not necessarily peace for the world, but
just for a small fraction, perhaps just for one person. That's what I
think of looking at this sculpture. And situated immediately
outside the main library -- one of the busiest portions of the U of A
-- is perfect; perhaps some harried student during finals week views
it, and achieves peace, at least for a moment.
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