Description Sigmund was a bearded barbet from Vienna who had a fascination with sex. Noted as one of the most influential researchers into the subject of the Unconscious Avian Mind, his breakthrough paper “Infantile Sexual Repression Among the Tufted Puffins of Eastern Moravia,” caused a firestorm of controversy, and cemented his place as the leading psychologist of his time. As a chickling Sigmund caught a glimpse of his mother’s wet feathers in the birdbath and felt a deep sense of shame, which was only heightened by his desire to push his dad out of a tree. Due to this experience, he was convinced that every male bird harbors an Oedipus complex, and the main motivations in life are based on the desires to groom and fornicate. Wealthy, hysterical hens would flock to his nest at Berggasse 19 to confess their shameful desires, which would always end with a light tail-flicking and consumption of a few cocaine-dusted figs that Sigmund called “coco-puffs”. His obsession with sex was only outmatched by his admiration for himself, for which he later developed the breakthrough concept of the Ego. He choked to death on a cigar in 1939.
Chad Crowe, Portland, OR Member Since May 2012 Artist Statement Chad Crowe is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in publications across the U.S., including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Phoenix. He has also designed floats for the annual carnival celebration in Nice, France.