In the sculptor's words...
Im very fond of this sculpture for a lot of
different reasons. First, its homage to Dr. Seuss. My early
exposure to works like Scrambled Eggs Super and On Beyond Zebra indelibly
warped my sensibilities; and for that Ill always be grateful. The look of
these silly fowl have to be traceable back to his wonderful illustrations even
though I didnt reference them directly while doing the sculpture.
Each bird sits on
an egg. This would be somewhat innocuous if they were chickens. But
theyre not. By putting them in contemplative positions, this simple act
implies a range of human emotion. Patience, anxiety, anticipation and pride come to
mind at the moment. Each has its own style and personality. I think one
looks classy and elegantly dresses (feathered?) Another looks to me like a small town
Now heres the great thing about this sculpture.
The meaning totally changes as you move the birds. Placed close
together facing in and its about commonality and shared experience. Face them
outward and a little farther apart and it says birth (and by implication death) are
experiences we must do alone. Pair them up and its about friendship but group
them three and one and its about ostracism or judgment. Line them
up and end to end or side by side and the entire feel changes again.
This is yet another sculpture I would like to see enlarged. The tallest
should be about seven feet and mounted on rollers. I think theyd be great on a
patio or by a pool.