This reminds me of some that is keeping something inside themselves that it is stopping them from becoming who they truly are. The use of the cage is very effective like it is a metaphor of being held back or trapped.
One of my favourite artists, Magritte's work. I like how all his backgrounds and figures are so realistic, yet what they are doing is impossible.
Rene Magritte >> Castle in the Pyrenees | (Oil, artwork, reproduction, copy, painting).
René Magritte, L’Éclair - fun idea - paint w/ watercolor, let dry, use paint putty to cover parts, paint a close up over the exposed area in acrylic. Remove putty, voila? Must try.
René Magritte - Surrealism - Artist XXème More
Magritte saw his drowned mother drug out of river as a child, his mother's dress was up and covering her face, this Rene had a thing for covering faces in ironic ways....did you know that?
Jeff Koons Muses on Surrealist René Magritte
René Magritte, Homesickness, 1940 MAGRITTE speaks to my dream spaces. I cherish the emptiness concealing all meaning.
Magnificent Surreal Artworks by Rafal Olbinski (10 pieces) - My Modern Metropolis