Friday, May 18, 2007
Sometimes we wonder what we're doing living in this area...
I live in a rural area, which means I constantly see weird things. I used to think you would only see neat things if you lived in a city, but as I got older my eyes have become more and more open.
Case in point: Ratty, ratty road. Ratty, ratty house. In front of the ratty, ratty house, right next to the road, a two drawer filing cabinet. Painted in blood read on one side: CHICK KILLER! On the other side SLOW DOWN 25. Crowning the file cabinet is what appears to be a squashed baby chick.
We drive by this thing several times a week. The chick has been removed but the file cabinet remains. With every drive by, more wondering: "If you care so much about your chickens, how about you fence off an area for them instead of letting them free range it on a main road?" "Was it really a dead chick?" "Chickkiller25 would make an excellent screen name." "Or a name for a band."
It's things like this that keep chickens in my art- they're simply impossible to ignore.