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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings II by © Angela L Walker


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I was reading a piece by one of my most favorite writers, Maya Angelou, and I was inspired to create a panel series about “Caged Birds.”

In my paintings,
the reason the caged bird

is because she enjoys
and security
in her own home;
she has discovered
The Secret
an unlocked door
by which she can come
and go
whenever she pleases
and no one knows
her secret.

I Know Why the Cages Bird Sings I

This is a painting made with fluid and heavy body acrylics and ink on shell paper ( a type of rice paper with a crushed shell coating); I also used a rubber stamp to add embellishments to the piece.

I’m an abstract-expressionist painter… a mixed media, encaustic, collage artist who uses a non-objective, emotive style of creative expression and visual messaging. I create to survive, to LIVE with more JOY and less pain. ART (plus faith in God) is what sustains me.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    This is lovely Angela. What a beautiful poem.

  • Thank you so much, Donna! :) Your immediate comment really made me smile!

    – © Angela L Walker

  • sure2010
    sure2010over 2 years ago

    Lovely thought & creation

  • Thanks much, my friend! I appreciate your comment! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 2 years ago

    Great work, love how you have done this!!!

  • Thanks so much, Mada! Always happy to hear from you, my sistah! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Anastasiia Kucherenko
    Anastasiia Kuc...over 2 years ago

    awesome style!

  • Why thank you so much, Anastasiia! So happy you like this piece! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • highbeam
    highbeamover 2 years ago

    I would recommend any viewer to click the link Angela has offered you… so you can see both of these works so inspired here. Great work Angela. xo

  • Thank you so very much, Russell! Your love and care touches me deeply! I am so glad God blessed me with your friendship and guidance! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 2 years ago

    No one knows because she is keeping it close to her breast…Smart bird.
    As for Maya…what can I say to add to her crown except that she once wrote “…And still I rise…”
    And taught that if she could, so could I. And did…once upon a life.
    Peace to you, girlie;)) Love these panels.

  • Thanks, my dear friend! My wise one! So glad you like this piece! :)
    Have a wonderfully CREATIVE weekend! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • highbeam
    highbeamover 2 years ago

    Guidance… I would be more prone to believe God has managed to help us both to see the capabilities we each have can be used for His greater glory. Thanks Sister Angela. xo

  • fawaztrad744800
    fawaztrad744800over 2 years ago

    this beautiful work Angela..!!!

  • Thank you so much, Fawaz! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    beautiful and both image and words:)

  • Thanks, my friend! So glad you like these… :)

    – © Angela L Walker

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