I have had a fascination with chickens for a while. This image was heavily influenced by my time living in Singapore. I would purchase Kampong chickens in the grocery store. This simply means that they are village chickens that roam free and aren't pumped full of hormones to make their breasts big. They are sold whole. I'd never encountered this in the western world. Their claws have fingernails and they have an interesting movement that is reminiscent of their dinosaur ancestors. This painting developed from a drawing that I included in one of my Sketchbook Projects. I chose Pepto Bismo pink to give it an air of innocence with a nod to digestive issues. The Hindi word for chicken is in the lower right to give a resemblance to an international children's book.
"Chicken Feet," USA, 2018, Acrylic on Wood, 13"x13", private collection