As I gaze at this work my mind and feelings wonder. I enjoy the physical sensations of texture, light, colour, and tone. I ponder on its form, and as I do so, its meaning as implied by its title. I think of how taking flight may be a positive move to action. When we take, we reach for, then hold. We take control. When a bird is in the air it drives forward and up before looking down from a fresh perspective.
I think of myself at the same altitude as the bird. I am with the bird rather than looking up and from afar as an onlooker. The bird is full with beauty, its expression, serene.
Mike de Sousa
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