I did this a while ago for my boyfriend who really loves the movie “Phantom of the Paradise”. It’s a great film and I loved working on this piece. The bird represents the protagonist, Winslow Leech, who becomes the victim of a company called Death Records. He becomes deformed and has to wear a helmet (referenced in the bird’s head), and wreaks havoc upon Death Records’ top producer: Swan. Anyhow, birds are referenced throughout the whole film, from the names of the characters to the costumes. In fact, the pose of the bird in this drawing references the logo of Death Records, a dead bird.