The inspiration for this painting comes from one of my favorite stories of all time, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman . This is also the xArt group's 3rd project. We had to produce a work based on a song, poem, story, etc. I took artistic liscense with the bird on my shoulder. The body and pose is that of a Northern Sparrowhawk and the head is a Ferruginous Hawk.
The wallpaper is loosely based on the wallpaper that covers my grandma's kitchen. With this dude on my shoulder, I am pretty sure that you don't want to mess with me.