Sunday, August 8, 2010
Illustration Friday: Caged
I was reading again, the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, looking for some inspiration, and there are indeed some great lines--like the free bird who "dares to claim the sky" while the caged bird "stalks/down his narrow cage" and "can seldom see through/his bars of rage." Powerful stuff. But I'm not interested in illustrating "bars of rage." I would like to think instead that the human spirit CANNOT be caged, and thus I've started three drawings of uncaged people, joyous people. Here's the first.