Monday, November 28, 2011

Fair Weather Friend, Out Of The Vault

8x6" oil on canvas SOLD

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!

1 comment: said...

Painting itself is kind of therapy. Why not extend it by adding some elements to our art work. Birds are also considered to carry away the souls of the those who past away.