In this series, I explore my interest in portraiture. These whimsical chickens and goats become characters acting upon a stage. They seem to be fully aware of their posturing and presence in the confined space of the canvas. It’s quite humorous to imagine these domesticated animals performing the same dance that we perform as we go through our daily life. My paintings of chickens and goats are meant to be humorous moments in which we may recognize a bit of our own humanity.