Two winged figures, locked in an impasse that prevents them from flying. Sumner explains that this painting is a meditation on codependence and breaking free from what holds us back. "One is ready to take flight, having attached himself to his wingless companion in a hapless attempt at helpfulness," Sumner says. "But she pulls away, clutching her own set of wings in her hands. She wants to take to the skies, but she knows she needs to do it without him. Her wings may be small, but she wants to try to fly herself."

- Sumner Crenshaw

Strange Birds

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

38" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Sumner Crenshaw
Frederick, Maryland

Getting to Know Sumner

Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dali. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she's been moving toward.