The Birdcage Husband

An exercise in the Gimp Paint Studio tools to create a mix of photographic and painted appearance.

The imagery is based on a East-Asian legend of a man who turns into a bird by day, until his wife destroys the cage in which he lives, and he must go to serve the gods. I was struck by the curious detal that, when she sees him later, he has been carrying water for the gods so long that he has worn through several pairs of shoes, that he wears hung around his neck.

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