Friday, August 6, 2010

Illustration Friday, Caged

I'm not sure what happened, but my Illustration Friday link didn't let my thumbnail show up!  Thanks for visiting if you took a chance and clicked my link anyway!

For Your Protection

This piece illustrates how we can inadvertently become prisoners in the interest of protecting ourselves.  And, also, how we can inadvertently make prisoners of others in the interest of protecting them.  The rust symbolizes how this process can sometimes be so gradual that it is years before we realize what we have done.

This piece reminds me that it is good to take chances sometimes.

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Anonymous said...

How nice!!! Very, very well done. It's nice to see something a little different on IF. Your mixed media piece is a true breath of fresh air.

pretty day said...

This is really beautiful. I love the meaning behind it too. (I also like the photos you posted of your art space-- my art desk is a disaster too!)