Alongside Smith’s abiding interest in the human form has been her engagement with animals as subject matter. In this drawing, her precise rendering of two lambs reinforces the animals’ categorization as gentle, patient, and innocent creatures. The image evokes the concept of the sacrificial lamb, a metaphor derived from Abrahamic religious traditions whereby a person or animal is given up to benefit the common good. The mirrors on the lambs’ eyes also may represent the artist’s interest in the spiritual connections between humans and animals.