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Punk Chicken

Punk Chicken

During the summer I set myself an illustration project looking at the personification of animals in popular culture; the Punk Chicken was the first of such illustrations, using the natural features of the chicken in particular and making subtle changes in costume to provide us with an image in which we can see human members of the used cult/music/film/fashion genres represented in the animal image.
Other illustrations which followed included a pretty angler fish, chicken in a bra, punk chicken no.2 and a rockabilly rubber duck.

Punk Chicken, chickens, Leigh Barton
Chicken in a bra, 'Hen Party', chickens, Leigh Barton
Angler fish, fish, Leigh Barton