Sonntag, 16. Januar 2011

IF - topic of the week: chicken


"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral."
 Frank Lloyd Wright

When I read this weeks topic I remembered the chicken my grandfather had when I was a child. What fascinated me most was the rooster with his iridescent feathers, the colours ranging from green to black. Whenever I visited my grandpa I had to go to the chicken house to admire the rooster. When my primary school teacher left at the end of the second year, I even made one of plasticine and gave it to her as a farewell present.

Having worked as an architectural drafter for several years I am of course acquainted with the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. His most famous private building (and the one I like best - apart from the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y.) being  'Falling Water' I combined the two: the chicken actually live in a chicken house resembling it.

Also I wanted the house to look like an architectural drawing and contrasting the realism of the chicken.

Kommentare:

  1. I love your illustration and I love your post! I especially enjoyed the part about your grandfather's chicken. The backdrop of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture and his quote is so clever. I hope to see more of your work.

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  2. Hello Heike, Thank you very much for your comment! Very nice! It is good to know that I'm not the only one with that scanner problem.
    I like your illustration very much, great contrast!
    Priscella Manon

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  3. The juxtaposition of the architecture and chickens is brilliant! Plus, I love "Falling Water" too!

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