Chicken, Hen Pecking - 2009

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 12, Dated 2009
5,600 Inc. VAT
38cm high x 24cm wide x 42cm long / 15" high x 9.5" wide x 16.5" long
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“Chickens I find endlessly amusing, and have found myself hypnotised while observing a hen having its afternoon nap. A second chicken, a little more lively, jumped up onto my modelling stand and started pecking the clay original!” (HM)

Informed by his upbringing on a Cornish farm, Hamish’s bronze Chicken sculptures are delightfully full of character. Artfully placed in the garden, they provide a witty detail, particularly when grouped together.

“This group of three captures the humorous characteristics of every day chicken life.” (HM)

The archetypal image of a farmyard chicken busily pecking at the earth, Hamish’s bronze Chicken Hen Pecking sculpture is a charming rendering of such a familiar sight.

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THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING

sculpting tools
hands in clay
making chicken sculpture
pouring molten bronze

Chicken Hen Pecking was sculpted as a group of three (with the Brahma and Leghorn Cockerels). They are birds that I really enjoyed sculpting, observing and working from live chickens in my studio in Oxfordshire. They were real characters and loved to help by pecking the clay!