Thursday, July 16, 2009

artist in her home: no. 6




all photographs are from The New York Times

I found this fairy tale (which hapens to be a true story) in The New York Times today. Hope Sandrow encountered an unexpected muse while taking a walk in the woods, a Paduan chicken. Ms. Sandrow is a mixed media artist, whose work is in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney and the Met. After a long period of not producing any work, she met Shinnecock, a large blond confident rooster, and began to create again, mostly chicken-related art.

Even the eggs laid by her now numerous chickens, are looked upon as sculptural installations. You just never know where inspiration will come from. More fowl-inspired art, including a video, can be seen at hopesandrow.com, there is even a live web cam. I love it.