I've had chicken on the brain a lot lately - mostly hens and chicks, but nothing cute and fuzzy. More like a really ticked off hen ready to peck out some eyes, like a duck's eyes. What does an angry chicken look like? Can a chicken be fierce if, in fact, it is "chicken?" Do steroid-pumped chickens have any role in this?
I started thinking about all the other chicken related things our culture has cooked up- movies like "Chicken Little" and "Chicken Run," Kenny Roger's Roasters and Kramer yelling "Baaaaad chicken! Mess you up!" on Seinfeld, the country singing group Dixie Chicks, Foghorn Leghorn, the term "chicks" as applied to female humans, even knitting (!) - "chix with stix". I even bought a whole chicken to cook, a first for me.
All this is stewing in my brain with the intention of visual creative output. I'll post the results in a couple of weeks... until then I'm going to have some really odd dreams!