Hockey Chicken, 12 x 18″, Mixed Media, 2018.
Last summer I spent a fabulous week with other TAB (teaching for artistic behaviors) art teachers in Boston for a week-long grad class. We shared ideas, listened to guest speakers, and had glorious studio time.
This artwork began with the just the chicken head. It is a lino cut block print on orange paper, with drawn details. I started this, because at the time, my then 3-year old son’s favorite insult was, “Chicken head!” I made a series of just floating chicken head prints on painted scrap papers. I started to build the background with blue painted watercolor paper and layered and painted newspapers from Boston.
The chicken’s body is made from cut painted papers, construction paper, and construction paper that is draw on.
The flower blooms and stems are cut from painted papers, with drawn details with bamboo pen and ink.