Caroline Gray: Wacky Chickens
From: Caroline Gray Illustration
October 07, 2012 at 05:29PM
These are some chickens I made recently for my friend Susan Novich. Susan was after some chickens to adorn her greeting card table at the RISD alumni art sale, where she was selling her “Look Who’s Squawking!” line of greeting cards. These birds were designed to look like the wacky yellow chicken in her logo, and they were a lot of fun to make!
The chickens themselves are made from needle felted wool. Their beaks are orange polymer clay, and their bodies are constructed around a wire armature for flexible movement. I made the legs by bending wire with needle nosed pliers, and wrapping tightly with thread.