I absolutely love birds! In my work they are powerful symbols of freedom. The cages represents various forms of restraint. The “Lazy Boy” cage comments on entertainment and how it takes away our freedom to play, read, imagine… The “Study Lamp” talks about the illiteracy crisis faced on a daily bases by many South Africans. Referring to the famous warning of something bad going to happen: “There is a canary in the coalmine”. There is also my display cabinet.