Which Came First? #1 is the first in a series of three pieces that were designed as "sketches" for a much larger piece about which came first, the chicken or the egg? The series was designed to help me trouble shoot small parts of the composition before bringing them all together.
In this piece, the spiffily dressed up rooster's eyes are actually eggs which are bursting with new chicks whose eyes are also eggs; the pattern to continue. It struck me as if it was an old timey portrait so I painted the composition inside an oval as you might see in a portrait frame.
Which Came First #1 is a gouache and ballpoint pen mixed media piece on illustration board, 8" x 6.5" (approx), matted, framed and ready to hang.