It is the design of Kathy Myers Nave who has lived with multiple sclerosis.
The dove is similar to the much-loved Clinging Cross. One holds it in his or her hand; even for those who have hands that are somewhat deformed (like our director Lisa Copen) it still works with ease. It’s a wonderful way to feel God’s peace when praying or for those times one does not know when to pray.
It comes packaged in a sheer lavender gift bag and then that is in a clear plastic triangle-shaped box, ready to give as a gift. It would be a great item for those who are support group leaders, elders, parish nurses, etc. to have on hand. It would be a nice gift to leave behind with someone when doing a hospital visitation or home visit to someone who is chronically ill.
Artist Kathy Myers Nave has carved over 450 originals since she began her work in 1989. Her studio is located in the hills of southern Indiana, where her husband and three children don’t seem to mind the wood chips.