From the “Cover Artist” feature in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of RISD XYZ, the Rhode Island School of Design alumni magazine:

Whether she’s photographing animals, landscapes, or celebrities, Jill Greenberg manages to make her subjects appear profound and even iconic. She shot the colorful chicken on the cover several years ago, after completing an assignment for Philippe Starck’s hotel, Mama Shelter.

“Whenever I’m shooting animals for commissioned projects, I try to capture additional images for my personal work,” Greenberg says. “This shot was such a stroke of luck since the chicken decided to take a nap under its wing.” She then played up the surreal nature of the perceived beheading through an inspired use of color.”

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