Sunday, January 31, 2010

little cage

Pico's bird cage isn't actually the first bird cage I have built. Back in college I made little chicken-like creatures named Shmaltz and they were individually housed in a crammed little cage. Made quite similarly to how I built the life size cage but using dollhouse parts, their purpose was very different. The idea was to illustrate the factory farming of chickens—how they are raised in confined spaces (the cage) and how most are deformed (the one eye). I won't get into a spiel on animal rights in this post and if I were going to re-make these to represent what I had intended, they would be much more severe.

5 comments:

  1. I want to purchase one of these immediately. Is that possible? Fingers crossed.

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  2. Oh panic room! These little guys are not for sale but I might make some more. I will let you know if I do...Thanks for your interest!
    ox

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  3. @K- I would love to have this little "chicken" in my collection of knick knacks to tell the children about when they are older. Please let me know if you ever make anymore. I would gladly buy one from you. Really love your blog by the way. I was a Prop Master back in my youth and I absolutely loved everyone in the Art Dept. Keep up the great posts :)

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  4. I just love these lil guys! Good job Kris! xx

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