Lyell Castonguay
Messenger, 2013
Woodcut print on paper
16″ x 16″
Edition of 14
$975 unframed/$1,300 framed


Castonguay has had several doves as pets, the oldest living to be 24 years old. One day, after one of the doves had finished taking a water bath, the artist photographed the bird in this pose. Castonguay was struck by the intensity of the bird’s gaze and the position of the wings and feet, so he created this homage. The artist overprinted two woodblocks to create Messenger.