The 'Rooster' painting was inspired by the wild rooster or jungle fowl found widely in Bali and even still found in the kampong or Jungle patches of Singapore. Since antiquity the rooster has been, and still is, a sacred animal in some cultures and deeply embedded within various religious belief systems and religious worship. In Southeast Asia, as understandings and interpretations of indigenous beliefs of the veneration of spirits and deities remain strong. Animist beliefs extend to the rooster and the cockfight, a popular form of fertility worship among almost all Southeast Asians.
*Original Painting is part of Clare's personal collection and not for sale*