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rooster, symbolism, spring of life, nutrition, protector
Spring of life
Encaustic on plywood
60 x 45 cm

Roosters have a place in the history of art for at least two thousand years. They briefly sit on an egg when the chicken is absent, not to hatch them but to protect them. In my painting, the egg’s nutrients flow through a hole like spring water forming a fried egg which also disintegrates. I believe that the rooster fails to protect the egg yet it metaphorically brings to mind a failed patriarchal society.