Beyond the Gilded Cage on at Artspace Collective

Cages have been a reoccurring theme in my work for sometime so I readily accepted the invitation to exhibit in this show Beyond the Gilded Cage at the Artspace Collective until the 25th of August. See their website for opening times https://theartspacecollective.com/exhibitions/

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Humans love to cage things not just birds or animals but themselves, constricting and limiting themselves sometimes out of fear, sometimes doubt in their own abilities. I have tried to illuminate this visually. Perhaps it can open the door so that some people can see more of their own potential, as I have recently done myself,by making this work.

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure”. Steven King the Shawshank Redemption