This is a portrait of my oldest daughter, Brittany, inspired by seeing her with the chickens she raises. They’re her pets and friends, all with first and last names. She has a load of dogs, too. She’s a big-hearted girl. A giver. As witnessed by the fact that she has served as a surrogate mother for three different couples. The hen flying overhead is bringing her a gift of an egg, as her chickens do, with love. But it also symbolizes the human mothers who were unable to carry a child of their own bringing her a fertilized egg for her to nurture to birth.