- acrylic on birch panel
- 16 x 20 inches
- © 2012
"In this piece, a mourning dove wears the Circle of Protection talisman, which is best used in rituals and spells involving protection of self and home and most effective when worn around the neck.
Two kestrels sit waiting in attack mode under the dove, flanking an inverted pentagram made of acanthus; the artist’s own Talisman. Around the birds are dahlias, that symbolize misrepresentation and heather, which means protection from danger in Victorian Flower Language, or Floriography.”