Most of my paintings include a bird somewhere on the canvas--some are more obvious than others. Many are hidden in the scratchy background marks. There are several symbols that appear repeatedly in my work: tic-tac-toe games, ladders, chairs, moons, etc. But the bird? Well, he can represent so many things; a versatile little symbol, this guy. Freedom, childhood, the sub-conscious, the voice of reason, escape, my kids...the list goes on. Thinking I should change the name of this blog to Brenda York's Bird A Day. Tweet that!