Unfledged Birds


In a country with one of the best written constitutions in the world, we still allow ourselves to guide our young with an attitude of exclusivity.
Without the realisation that inclusivity is required by diversity, we cannot empower our younger generations to think critically, reflect soundly and control their own thought processes which is largely controlled by historic societal values, media, and most importantly political, economic and “social influencers”.

Pencil on textured paper; 760mm W x 590mm H.

Shipping size incl. packaging

Height (CM) = 74

Width / Diameter if cylinder (CM) = 89

Depth / Diameter if cylinder (CM) = 17

Weight = 7kg

1 in stock


‘When nature forget us,
cover her vast calm brow with a dim veil
conceal her face
and withdraw her peaceful joy

She gives us instead
more anxiety
an excitement that steals away the hours fast
and a trouble that ruffles their course

Nature is at her evening prayers
kneeling before the green hills
praying for a fair night
for unfledged birds in woods

In the hope of alleviating sufferings
aggravated by the insalubrious weather
she will rekindle her long-languishing energies
and leave fascination in her footprints’


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