This painting is "mysterious" because of its ambiguity and mood. The pink and blue sky, the mountains, and the rest of the background add to the air of calmness and stability that the painting has. Apart from the obvious, the birds could be a symbol of something. I think that symbolism is an important part of surrealism art. They could be a symbol of nature's beauty or they could even represent family and harmony. The painting has so many possible representations that it adds to the mystery of the painting and what it stands for.
Personally, this painting does affect me in many different ways. Now this may be because I'm in a slightly sentimental mood as I type these words, but I still think that I should share my thoughts. This painting really made me think. We all are the leaves of our family tree, each one of us with slightly different patterns and even a few scars. No matter how far our wings take us, we are always going to be part of our families. Julia Crenshaw - Grade 8