Aesthetics for Birds

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Whispers of Power #14


Announcement: This is the penultimate entry in the Whispers of Power series. Thanks to all of you who have gotten involved so far! You’ve made it a great series. And just a reminder for those of you who have wanted to contribute, but haven’t yet, we will be leaving the remaining contests open for two weeks rather than one.

Remember: if your caption wins, it will be drawn into the partially finished artwork you see below, and your caption + the below image will become the final artwork, on which you will be listed as an official collaborator! You will also receive, by mail, a print of the final version.

Good luck!


House of Cards, Season 4, Episode 2, 11:38

Title: Show and Tell

Description: Innocent waves to the crowd turn into something more ominous in this week’s drawing. After more fierce fighting, the Underwoods are back on stage again. They have vowed to fight for the presidency with Frank as President and Claire as VP, a teaming previously unthinkable. Have the rules changed? Have their cards?

Readers, please help us by supplying a caption for this image! As a reminder, the winning caption will be hand-drawn into the blank space below the image. The reader who supplies the winning caption will receive a signed print and be named an official collaborator for this piece. Submit captions below in the comments!

Contest closes next Saturday (2/18) at noon (US, EST). Winner announced that Sunday. Next piece up in two weeks! Keep tabs on the project and contest at the project website here, review the details of it at the previous post here, or see previous posts in this series here.


  1. I think I’d like to go back home. But sure, everybody knows this is nowhere. I gotta get away from running around.

    Inspired by Neil Young

  2. “Golden opinions from all sorts of people, Which would be worn now in their newest gloss, Not cast aside so soon. LADY MACBETH Was the hope drunk Wherein you dress’d yourself?”

  3. All the world’s a stage, / And all the men and women merely players.
    – Shakespeare, As You Like It

  4. “Boxing is not about your feelings. It’s about performance.” – Manny Pacquiao

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