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For example, in the porrait above, the inspiration for this piece was a friend who is a political activist.  And at the time, the source of her activism was a paralyzing fear about what would happen to the world if things don’t change.  In other words, in many ways, even though a staunch activist, she was a bit of a “chicken”.
"Why did the chicken cross the road?"
This basic conceptual approach has gone through four different discovery “phases” throughout the years as I’ve been exploring the best medium to tell my stories ...
The road that is a recurring motif in all the art represents the circumstances swirling around the subject at the time the painting was made.  In this instance, the philosophical "caution" about the road on which she was crossing when this painting was made, providing one of many answers to that vexing age-old question ...
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This website is about the whimsical chicken paintings of American folk artist Robert Pratt, AKA The Digital Chicken.  All the oil, acrylic and egg tempera paintings in the collection are, in one way or another, variations of chickens crossing the road.  Being a storyteller by nature, most of these paintings are biographical in nature, each telling the “story” of a person or event that entered at some point into the artist’s life.  So they all have a different backstory..
For example, in the porrait above, the inspiration for this piece was a friend who is a political activist.  And at the time, the source of her activism was a paralyzing fear about what would happen to the world if things don’t change.  In other words, in many ways, even though a staunch activist, she was a bit of a “chicken”.
"Why did the chicken cross the road?"
This basic conceptual approach has gone through four different discovery “phases” throughout the years as I’ve been exploring the best medium to tell my stories ...
The road that is a recurring motif in all the art represents the circumstances swirling around the subject at the time the painting was made.  In this instance, the philosophical "caution" about the road on which she was crossing when this painting was made, providing one of many answers to that vexing age-old question ...
TRADITIONAL BRUSH AND PAINT
HAND EMBELLISHED GICLEE