Mixed media original artwork - paint and pencil on ply wood.

Measures approx. 23.3cm square.

Sealed with matte varnish over the whole piece, and gloss varnish on the feathers, with the nature of ply wood it will continue to darken over time.


Hope does indeed have feathers - 

And now she's flown away -

We try to listen for her tune - 

We long for her - today -


And somewhere - in this land - she hides -

We search for her - we cry -

She will perch in our souls again - 

Such sweetness cannot die -


The gale is strong - the sea is strange - 

She flies on damaged wings - 

It is our turn to keep her warm -

This little bird - who sings.

By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Feather Family