There is an undeniable resemblance in their bovine features, including a prominent brow bone, large wide-set eyes and protruding front teeth. But beyond the superficial likeness is something more â€“surprising—an expressive similarity in posturing, suggesting an essential sameness. I’ve been staring at Abe’s face for nine years now, and know it better than my own. When I came across the antelope exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences, there was an immediate familiarity, and then sadness. This kindled a fascination with the relationship of empathy, recognition and love. Portrait of an Antelope â€¦ resulted from using drawings of both Abe and the antelope as source material, with the intention of representing the physical and psychological characteristics that they seem to share.