Freedom and Captivity

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
2009
Handcuffs, padlock, found steel, metal eagle, birdcage, and chains
36 x 23.5 x 16 inches
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"What is freedom? What is captivity? Two opposites. To know what freedom is, is to be free. To know freedom is to know, understand, and feel the air.

"What is freedom? What is captivity? Two opposites. To know what freedom is, is to be free. To know freedom is to know, understand, and feel the air. Man has always wanted to look to the air but he could not fly. For two centuries man his killed himself trying to fly. And he did it, so what is freedom, and what is captivity?" —Joe Minter