|a scalable vector drawing by paul rodecker|
This drawing was inspired by my interest in symmetry, the artworks of Kara Walker, and the poetry of Maya Angelou. The drawing was created in a program called 'Sketchbook Pro' by Alias (they also create many other programs, but are very well known for their 3d animation program called Maya).
I thought the original symmetry drawing was successful yet lifeless. I typically try to avoid any narrative in my abstractions as I do not like to take away from the viewers ability to 'see' how and what they 'see' want to see. However, in this case, I felt like the symmetry drawing has such a close kinship to the look of a cage that the addition of birds and rabbits was helpful and not a hindrance.
Looking at it now, it's much more interesting and alive than when it was only an abstraction. I may have to change some of my thinking!