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Bird Rescue Boat by SusanSanford

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This was inspired by “The Arrival”, a wordless narrative about the immigrant experience by the amazing Australian illustrator Shaun Tan. In that book, there are dirigible-like aricraft and the idea of fleeing from an oppressive society. So the two ideas came together to form the idea of a bird boat that rescues people and takes them somewhere better.

Also see under the old Waterboys song “Strange Boat”.

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  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballalmost 6 years ago

    Really cute and well done design!!

  • Thanks, Susan.

    – SusanSanford

  • penspapers
    penspapersalmost 6 years ago

    Oh I do love this!

  • I am glad you like it.

    – SusanSanford

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethalmost 6 years ago

    this is great !
    the Trojan Bird.

  • Heh, hadn’t thought of that.

    – SusanSanford

  • suranyami
    suranyamialmost 6 years ago

    Sweet… kinda in the style of the Owl and the Pussycat…

  • Thanks, suranyami

    – SusanSanford

  • Sanne Thijs
    Sanne Thijsover 5 years ago

    i really like this drawing.
    great work :D

  • Glad you like it, mimam

    – SusanSanford

  • IWML
    IWMLabout 5 years ago

    tan is one of my favourite artists EVER. but yr work is something altogether different. niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice…

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingover 4 years ago

    looks like a nice way to get away!

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