According to The Reporter MDC student newspaper, the “giant creepy bird” statue has been removed from Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami, where it had roosted for more than eleven years.
Known as Violata Pax Dove or the Wounded Peace Dove, the statue was on loan to the College courtesy of Alabama artist Fred “Nall” Hollis.
Originally commissioned in Italy, the 13-foot tall bronze sculpture displayed the bloodied bird with part of it’s scalp ripped off to the skull, and its right claw amputated.
[Nall] used a live pigeon as a model when creating the statue. Nall wanted the dove statue to represent damaged universal peace. In an effort to ensure the statue was properly disfigured, he told his assistant to kill the pigeon and “bring me his skull.”
The ghoulish bronze has been moved to Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama. They could have waited until after Halloween.