“Through the birds, I was expressing myself for the first time.  Stone came to life - malleable, tender, sensuous.  In Ferrières when I was young, my bedroom and the schoolroom had overlooked the lake with ducks of different colors and sizes, and swans, sometimes with their little ones trailing behind them. I spent hours, days months watching them.  Fear torment, and anxiety were in me then; peace and flowing harmony came to me from the gliding birds.  Now as I started to handle the stone with a little more ease, the past seemed to blend with nature, with the fluttering convolutions of ducks and swans,...” (1) Jacqueline Piatigorsky

Bird Sculptures

Photography by Sabine Pearlman with the exception of Crystal Pelican by Gary Fisher and Le Cygne Noir, unknown

(1) Memoir of Jacqueline Piatigorsky (née de Rothschild), Jump in the Waves (New York, 1988).

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