Is about distraction and not paying attention to what we really need to be focusing on.
The symbolism in this piece broken down:
The Giraffe – well that’s the person being distracted. I made sure to give this
giraffe an expression that shows he’s not quite impressed with
The Birds – They are the distraction. Not all distractions are pleasurable, some are
boring and some are just nonsense. I chose to use birds because they
can fly above the clouds.
The Clouds – Come from the saying, Having your head in the clouds. Which means
that you are not paying attention to the things around you.
The Lion – The real issue that needs to be addressed. I choose to use a lion
because they are a legitimate concern to giraffes. The smile on the
lion’s face is to show that some people are pleased when we are
distracted from what they are doing, and it makes things much easier
for them to do the intend harm that will soon come your way.
acrylic on canvas
17 x 30 inches