Portfolio Review: Artist Creative Shields Shares His Favorite Paintings

6. Bird Brain #4

"Conceptually, this is along the lines of my piece 'Bigger Than Your Box.' I was approached by this company called Liberation Skateboards, who are based out of Jersey. They were like 'Do a series on something that means freedom or liberation.' Straight up, I knew this piece would be about mental liberation. We live in America, where we have more prisons here than any other country or the world combined. The biggest prison is the mental one. I always wanted to do this series on a character who's trying to get free, showing all the situations we could be freed of. This started as a five part series in 2010."

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