"I decided to make a little bird with his head turned sideways into his body. Quite an ambitious attempt when one has never before cut stone! Once again I was alone, trying something new, searching to express my feelings. I was like Don Quixote rediscovering the world." In the late 1960s, Jacqueline Piatigorsky (née de Rothschild) (1911-2012) discovered sculpture and with it the medium to exorcise many of the ghosts of a lonely childhood at Ferrières. Taking lessons from the Californian sculptor Anthony Amato, she developed a soft, sinuous style and a love of marble and alabaster.
Many of her sculptures took birds as subjects, recalling the hours she spent at Ferrières watching ducks and swans on the lake: "peace and flowing harmony came to me from the gliding birds".
For more information about Jaqueline and her life and work, please visit the Jacqueline Piatigorsky website »