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. Despite this, however, there has until now been no proper study of the birds in art. There exist a rich and rewarding collection of beautifully reproduced paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures.
Jaqueline Vanek (Austria, 1984), is an award-winning Fine Art Photographer, Visual Artist & Senior Visual UI/UX Designer, currently living in Madrid, Spain. Jaqueline uses the instruments of darkness, surrealism and photography to talk about her deepest feelings; emotions, states of mind, mind shifts and more. She started her photographic artist journey back in 2005, after her studies in Fine Arts, Casting and Moulding. Having experimented with many different styles and types of photography, Jaqueline managed to find herself in the conceptual and fine art realm.