"Eye Broke Free" : Original Artwork by Karien Bredenkamp
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"Eye Broke Free"

Sale price$35.00
Print Or Original?:Limited Edition Print
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Prints: Limited edition of 25

About The Artwork: 

"Eye Broke Free" is an intriguing surreal illustration in black and white, demonstrating an intense moment of freedom. As the swallow breaks away from its circle of captivity, your gaze is drawn to the eye at its core, which is surrounded by a heavy chain. 

The swallow is a symbol of freedom, hope, and renewal. In many cultures, swallows are associated with the arrival of spring and the promise of new beginnings. The swallow represents the potential for growth and transformation and the ability to overcome obstacles and challenges. The swallow's ability to navigate great distances during migration is also seen as a symbol of endurance and perseverance. Additionally, the swallow is associated with loyalty and devotion in some cultures and is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

On the other hand, the circular procession can represent the idea of being trapped in a repetitive or unfulfilling situation, unable to break free from a particular cycle or pattern. As a symbol, chains can represent the feeling of being trapped, both physically and metaphorically, and the sense of being unable to escape or break free from a particular situation or circumstance. The eye at the center of the procession, surrounded by a chain, can represent the idea of being under the control or surveillance of an external force or authority. An eye can also symbolize insight and foresight, suggesting that even though the subject is encircled by limitations, they have the awareness and capacity to break free.

"Eye Broke Free" is a powerful reminder of the potential for liberation and transformation despite our circumstances. It offers an inspiring visual representation of freedom from oppression, allowing us to reflect on the inner strength, resilience, and courage it takes to break free from any form of captivity. The message is clear: we can always find a way out, no matter the odds.

“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”
― Rosa Luxemburg

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