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July 23, 2010
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Birdcage by kafine Birdcage by kafine
Today, instead of doing my work I did this.

Painter, photoshop

Some bird references I used were from ~Jenifer10
Textures from [link]

Erm, is she MC?
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Given 2010-09-12
Birdcage by ~kafine is one of those pieces where a description isn't needed. Its emotive concept and incredible beauty are the best presentation. ( Suggested by dierat and Featured by Atramina )
Angela-Maria Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ohh!! Amazing!
klauslovez Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
There are no words for how awesome this is
Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Featured [link]
kafine Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Thankyou :)
Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome :)
caroro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This piece has remained my very favorite of all current art I have seen done online (or professionally) in the art world. Mostly it's because how well I can relate to it: for years I have had dreams, both beautiful and haunting, of birds escaping from my body. I've had ravens violently ripped from my cranium and swallows delicately encouraged from my chest with pieces of twine. Birds have always been a great source of inspiration for me in both everyday life and the dream world. My favorite bird is the sparrow: a simple little brown bird that holds no beauty compared to say the peacock, yet holds a special place in my heart for its classical iconography representing God's care for the smallest and most meaningless things. This is why my favorite song of all time is "Sparrow" by Kelley McRae, because I too sometimes feel like a sparrow.

This beautiful piece of work have inspired me countless times in my own work, and more personally my everyday life. I've considered getting a tattoo similar to the one in this piece because day in and day out, I have felt like this woman, this birdcage... Not quite full of pure sorrow or joy, but overwhelmed by a great and extraordinary deal of all these emotions at once, which escape from her body in the form of many birds.

Thank you for sharing this with the world! It has continued to move me throughout the years!
kafine Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   General Artist
He I have not often wished that I could favourite comments, but that is one such occasion :) It is wonderful to hear when people really "get" this one, because it is very personal to me.

With me it was seagulls. Since I was very small I can remember looking out of my window early in the morning and seeing the seagulls being lit up by the warm light, glowing, and I envied them.
caroro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do you ever consider revisiting this concept? In traditional art, perhaps?
kafine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   General Artist
I'm not sure.

I've had some thoughts recently of transferring this to canvas for my own wall (pending some touch-ups). I've got a simelar picture in the works but it's also digital
caroro Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I seriously wish I could afford to commission you for a traditional piece of similar concept. But, with us both being artists (and I'm assuming you're also a student), I don't see that possible any time soon for either of us! Maybe in the future! :lmao:
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