In Poached by Jeff Sonhouse, the artist has outfitted the central subject with ample symbolic adornments. First, there is the motorcycle jacket; a symbol of rebellion and cool. Next up is the bow tie, contradicting somewhat the informality of the jacket. Sonhouse’s signature Harlequin pattern fills in for skin, adding a geometric exactitude to the subject’s face. A blue translucent shape juts out from his brow, not unlike a visor. The features of his face are hybridized; shotgun and face, two barrels standing in for nostrils. Then, most curiously, two Bird in Space sculptures, created by artist Constantin Brancusi in the 1920s, protrude from the figure’s face like strangely positioned horns. Sonhouse’s work is rich with symbolism and history, if you take a closer look.