Humans have long been fascinated by birds, and there is a wealth of complex meanings associated with them in different cultures. A number of pagan gods are linked with birds, and dynasties and empires have adopted powerful birds as their symbols. Birds feature in numerous creation myths, and represent the human soul in many religions. Birds in art can be found in a rich and rewarding collection of beautifully reproduced paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. This is a triptych capturing my fascination for birds and the delicacy of the female body in the style of classical painting.