A concept sketch for a painting idea Ive been brainstorming for a while now. I, like many, have a long standing fascination with wings/flight. It would sound cliche to say I always dreamt of having wings/flying in the open sky high above the world..but as cliche as it sounds..its the truth. As a child I often fdaydreamed about having enormous white wings and just tasting the sky. Obviously I know, today, that can't happen but now flying has a different meaning to me. It represents freedom, freedom to dream and imagine..to be a child at heart..to pursue one's dreams..however silly the world may tell them they are. Too many times I was told to grow up and focus on reality as a child..and I didn't want to! You can still be an adult and carry the responsibilities that come with being adult and live your dreams. So this painting to me represents childhood innocence and allowing the children of today to remain the dreamers of tomorrow. The mother snow leopard does not have wings to be symbollic of that which is often stripped of children when they grow into adulthood..but she is allowing her youngster to soar.
It's still in its concept stage and I still have many different angles/poses/compositions I'd like to explore of this idea...so there may be more rough sketches to come as different ideas shape the concept.