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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 they lovingly do. 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 until birth.

The Giver

16 x 32 - Oil on Panel - Sold, Private Collection