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By JoJoesArt
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"Trapped in a cage I made up myself,
holding the key, yet lost without help."


Looong time since I posted here on dA! So sorry for my absence again! I have been super busy working on exciting projects... I really missed you guys and I really want to become much more active here in the future. Still need to finish up some of my projects, but I promise, I haven't forgotten and won't ever forget about you.. :D

This piece is quite different from my usual artworks.. It was done for a charity auction by the organisation "Heart Research UK", which I'll be part of.
How do you interpret this artwork? I had lots in mind while drawing it, but I like leaving the message up to the viewer. 🤔 Would love to hear your thoughts!
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marios1999Hobbyist Digital Artist
♪ Make a little birdhouse in your soul. ♫
daddytoy15's avatar
Such a powerful picture Heart 
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kimimakio231Hobbyist Artist
I would love to have this as a framed artwork 
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RavenHeart1984Professional Traditional Artist
Heart heart balloons :Heart: Runaway Heart Lewis Heart icon Heart 3D Heart La :heart: rvmp Heart Heart Bandaid Free Choc Heart Icon Tini Heart Pink Heart Icon pink heart {big} pink heart salmon heart bullet Pixel: Heart Jump Heart Love small heart - pink pink heart bullet Tini Preserved Heart GHOST HEART Fella Heart Kiss (Love) Heart free avatar 
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DeeB2Student General Artist
Beautiful idea and well done!
Endy200's avatar
THATS SO SAD AND LOVELY Lovely Shoujo (Pretty Please) [V3] I like it :3
Devastator64's avatar
Really nice artwork! You should be proud!
casdora-de-arte's avatar
Stunning, and lovely work!
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My initial interpretation is kinda simplistic and obvious.
I have some vague feeling that the cage has to do with love; it and the key are heart-shaped. The bird in the cage is holding the key, so in order for the trapped bird (feelings of love) to be free, someone else must use the key that is entrusted to them. However, if that key is lost (you are betrayed) you are doomed (jaded) until the key is retrieved (someone slowly earns your trust again).
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:heart:  This is amazing.
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DanieljamiesonProfessional General Artist
very awsome :) 
steelstrokes's avatar
Its such a lovely work created from your imagination! I love your imagination and your ability to present it with such beauty! Love your work.
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Gem-DHobbyist General Artist
Absolutely incredible!!! :heart:
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It's so beautiful Love Clap Clap Clap I interpret as opening  your heart to God, sometimes it seems imposible but it's very easy, so you can be free from your own cage (harden your heart). It's so nice to know it was for a charity organisationHuggle! 
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Willfire-Z-TigerHobbyist General Artist
Looks very 3 dimensional. The design looks quite good. I like the coloring and contrast. 
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ShadowInfestedWolfStudent Writer
Interesting and well drawn!
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings comes to mind. Lovely rendition~
DeadCobra's avatar
This is cool
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UndertaleArtistGirl3Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok first how in the name of fuck this is amazing

And two I personally see this as a lost hope kinda thing, like how we sometimes see ourselves as such small creatures like birds or mice and our own insecurities make us feel trapped in this small cage, wishing someone would help us?

I dunno that's just my guess :T
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wow! hahaha
Raakone's avatar
Very beautiful. And a play on the term "rib CAGE"?

Perhaps a commentary about how we all....need someone else in our lives, whether love, or friendship, because else we are all "trapped"
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MegalomaniacalyStudent General Artist
Sehr shön! 
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