Libertad (Freedom) by dasil
Liberty, magical concept, carrier of self expression, independance, will and determination.
This allegory expresses itself through this woman wearing an eagle as headdress, powerful national symbol on almost all continents, sacred bird for many North American First Nations and in Meso-America, at the origin of the mythical foundation of the great Tenochtitlan. Force, merit, independance, autonomy - to fly = freedom.
Her garments are inspired from architectural concepts: Man after all has often used walled enclosures to limit the freedom of his fellow man. The sleeves, in particular, are made of a great number of small prison cells, but one can notice that the last row is incomplete recovered freedom or growing emprisonment?
The belt is chain while the embroidered motif bears a lock the key of which will be given to the innocent. Freedom that shelters the nest but broke the translucent egg and let the fledgling to fly away. Freedom sitting with her back to water, principle of life.