We often associate animal characteristics and human characteristics. Man sees elements of itself in those animals they contribute traits to. Humans are limited by right and wrong, social expectations, and norms. But animals escape this, relying on instinct and what they have always done to survive. Humans are forced through the strainer that is society while animals run wild.
This piece is called “Primpin’ Like a Peacock”, and it is meant to humorously gesture at the fact that Peacocks are male yet we associate it with being feminine. Feminine being a very human characteristic. I juxtaposed this face by making the Peacock more “hip hop” which is associated with hyper masculinity, the antithesis of feminism.