My parrot bird sculptures represent parrots in captivity.
They don't have wings, because they're not supposed to fly. They serve like ornaments, beautiful things we like to look at.
I simply can't agree with the idea of holding millions and millions of parrots and other exotic birds in captivity. They're not domesticated animals like cats and dogs.
I can't even imagine how much sadness a bird can feel sitting in her cage in front of the window, gazing at the blue sky and dreaming about flying. What anxiety it feels watching other birds fly by.
They spend hours and hours in their cages alone in rooms, waiting for their owners to return and give them some care and attention.
They should be free, in their natural environment, surrounded by the other birds, happily singing and enjoying their long lives in the canopies of rain forests!