4″ x 8″ Some Secrets Are Very Hard to Keep is an assemblage, for Megan, my daughter. An iron bird sits on a golden branch, holding a secret in his beak. It must be a very important secret, for he is held down with barbed wire, trapped under glass, and wrapped in more wire. A wax seal tops the glass, iconic symbol of secrets kept.
When I was little girl and my parents were divorced, my father would learn things about my life through my sisters or my mom, like how my grades were or that I’d made it into all-state chorus, and he would surprise me in his knowledge, telling me a little bird told him. I believed he had some magic source. The bird as messenger has always been a touching symbol to me.
This piece is posted for day 19 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. Not for sale.