From the artist: "Over the years, I've done several works with the concept of humans stealing wings from birds to look like angels In those works, the decision to be selfish was always presented as a conscious choice, but what if it's not a choice? At least not in the regular sense. What if humanity's narcissism is so intrinsic to being human that in an ironic sense, we are also victims?
In the attempt to elevate humanity's image to the level of imaginary angels, humans have caged themselves with the ideology of perfection. The expression on the human's face is a tell tale hint of its level of self awareness.
Drawn in Paint tool SAI"