To me, the cohesive element today is in regards to allegories surrounding the concept of freedom.
1. The bird felt “caged in” by his humdrum existence like many of us feel each day and wanted a taste of freedom. He took a risk and was able to seek new horizons. Bozo, was not sure why his friend “flew the coop”…. but, in searching for his friend, he also stepped out of his normal routine and took his own “flight of fancy”…. leading to his own sense of new found freedom. :)
2. These panels reflect the concepts of freedom from noise pollution. Yet, the definition of such pollution is up to the beholder. Bozo grows annoyed at the song swelling forth from the bird because it distracts him from his work (and perhaps because he did not locate his friend from the previous day)… and yet the bird too was a victim of unwanted noise from Bozo’s jackhammer. The bird sings with more gusto to try to have his music be heard above the din of the machinery. Yet, in the end, the bird leaves because of the perceived risk to his freedom (the brick) and Bozo gets to once again peacefully focus on the clatter of his jackhammer.
3. The third set of panels reflects the inherent freedom one feels with symmetry. Scientists have shown that clutter, disorder, and having things be askew will elevate stress hormones in the body. Yet, art can and does encourage tranquility. Yet, if art is packaged and presented in such a venue that it addes to clutter, disorder, and a loss of symmetry…. the net result is a zero sum game. Bozo takes this conundrum into his own hands today, and assures that the art and decor of his room no longer runs the risk of inducing stress through asymmetry.