I don’t know why the caged bird sings… by José Carlos Casado
José Carlos Casado’s new public art interactive sculpture will be installed at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem for a year.
I don’t know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When her wing is bruised and her bosom sore,—
When she beats her bars and would be free.
The title of Spanish artist José Carlos Casado’s new interactive sculpture refers to the poem entitled Sympathy by African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar that inspired writer and poet Maya Angelou’s 1969 debut autobiography, the modern American classic I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Accompanying the physical sculpture, an augmented reality component makes the sculpture interactive.