Theory of Flight - Blue Herons by Nicolas  Hall

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Theories of Flight – Blue Herons

Simple mind over matter
The ease of it is surprising
Awkward or graceful, there is no effort
The science of it is just what we call it
The magic of it is just what we imagined
In the days before we learned
Of our own limitations
Of our own set of rules
These limitations
And liabilities
The land locked form of each human
Too heavy to bear
Or too old to break
We are moving
Full steam ahead
We are moving
Aren’t we? ~

nicolas hall 2011

Theories of Flight – Blue Herons is one of a series of 24 images born out a recurring theme in my work the last few years.

The pursuit and futility of flight throughout our human existence.

Flight as freedom, flight as imagination, flight as a deep seeded desire and as the epitome of our own transformation. Yet we NEVER come close to the freedom of the birds above us.

Never that unbound
Never that pure.

We are here and they, are there. As it should be.



  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 3 years ago

    Amazing piece, love the elements that come together in this.

  • Thank you Parmi, this series was quite “unplanned”. . . the elements seemed to have found me. :)


    – Nicolas Hall

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 3 years ago

    This is fantastic!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Nicolas Hall

  • Ivana Redwine
    Ivana Redwineover 3 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thank you Ivana, I appreciate your comment!

    – Nicolas Hall

  • heinrich
    heinrichover 3 years ago

    brilliant artwork..creative explosion!!

  • heinrich, thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment!

    – Nicolas Hall

  • colleeno
    colleenoalmost 3 years ago


  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 2 years ago

    cool! congrats on hp!

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKylieover 2 years ago

    I just noticed your work on the Red Bubble home page.

    March 5th 2012.

  • Jeff Clark
    Jeff Clarkover 2 years ago

    Congrats on the homepage feature! Certainly a deserving and wonderful work of art.

  • Peter O'Hara
    Peter O'Haraover 2 years ago

    Very creative and excellent execution! It’s a favorite.

  • colleeno
    colleenoover 2 years ago


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