Symbol of the soul
For a long time, the bird was seen as a mediator between the human and higher powers. The mystery prophets made important predictions based on the flight of birds. We ascribe owls, falcons, pigeons, and swans with all kinds of powers and wisdom, seeing them as symbols of the human soul. Nowadays, we think we can do everything perfectly without superstition and divine intervention. But what remains in a world without magic?
Artist as a diviner
In B is for Bird, contemporary artists honour the bird as a symbol in fantastic myths and of art in which the bird once again carries the human soul. Through their paintings, drawings, collages, and photographs, we learn about ourselves because every work is as much about birds as it is about people.