Schreurs on Birdman
While you are at work you sometimes do
Not realize at all how strongly you are engaged
In a certain theme. Take for instance this birdman,
made on the spur of the moment. He shows the contrast
between the heavy and the light. The light is translated here
into a big birdís mask, which encloses the head like a hood,
whereas at the bottom the familiar heavy human feet that only
with great difficulty can release themselves from the earth.
The birdman would not be out of place in a ballet. His tail is a
significant detail. It is in fact a compromise between two poles that
could be defined as freedom and restraint.