Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Natural (White Ringneck Dove)

painting of white ringneck doves by bird artist Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Natural (White Ringneck Dove)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


There are so many ways to be, but, no matter how different we may seem, it’s important to remember how similar we really are.

Birds belonging to the columbidae family are sometimes called “doves” and sometimes called “pigeons.” Which term is applied to which bird is based loosely on size, with the smaller birds tending to be referred to as “doves” and the larger ones as “pigeons,” but this categorization is not used consistently. Still, despite the fact that these terms are assigned rather arbitrarily, they have acquired cultural meanings: the birds we call “doves” are cherished as symbols of peace while all other birds of the columbidae family are reviled as dirty pests.

We all just want to live, love, and be loved.

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dove wildlife painting by acrylic artist Gwenn Seemel
detail image