AJs Chickens and Eggs
Acrylic on canvas
Between single parenting and being a government department administrator, I was busy. Painting was restricted to weekend afternoons if at all. One Sunday in February 2011, my daughter was telling me how much she liked those chicks and ducklings that would be arriving soon at the neighborhood farm and feed store. She explained how I could convert her tree house to a chicken coop and just how dedicated she would be to their well-being. I painted AJs Chickens and Eggs that afternoon and hung it in her bedroom. The tree house became The Aviary and hosted 4 roosters, that year.
Tom Bicak was born in rural Nebraska and moved to Idaho in 1976 while pursuing an academic career in physiology and ethology. After 15 years of teaching and research, Tom took a 28-year break and created Celebration Park, Idaho’s only Archaeological park. Tom is nationally recognized as a champion of Rock Art preservation, he built numerous parks, and a museum. He was instrumental in the creation of the Idaho Oregon Snake River Water Trail, The Desert Studies Institute at BSU, preservation of the Gufey Bridge and the Idaho Cupule Stone. Now Tom aspires to be a painter.