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A Falcon or a Great Song

Leasa Mayers with Julie Speidel
USA-Washington 2006

Tajima Box Project. An artist and an extraordinary woman collaborate to create a box.


In talking to Leasa Mayers about her life – her family, and her work promoting others in their ventures, the powerful Rainer Maria Rilke poem, “Growing Orbits” came to mind. It inspired me to transform the plain wooden box into a cradle holding a bird’s nest with eggs to honor Leasa’s endeavors; her creative spirit, her effective nurturing which helps others to take flight.