The bird knew she was safe in her cage. Through the bars she could see the horrors of the world beyond, and she knew that as long as she stayed in her cage, she would be protected. She would never want for food or anything else. She was safe.
However, along with a world of horrors, she saw a world of possibilities - a world of potential where she could stretch her wings and fly wherever she pleased without being held back. She felt the weight of the wings on her back and she knew that the longer she stayed locked away, the heavier they would become until eventually she would lose her gift of flight. To a bird, the loss of flight is the same, if not worse, than the loss of life - she knew, that if she could no longer fly, she would die.
Sooo emo flavour text aside, this piece involved a fair bit of experimenting with light and shadow. It's not my favourite piece, but I'm fairly happy with how it turned out
Timelapse video to follow soon!