Tall and aloof, this chicken is meant to be a light-hearted conversation starter. The colors and concept might be vintage, but the humor is timeless. To complement the design, an excerpt of an old handwritten letter is penned on the body of the chicken. The letter is written on capiz oyster shells, which gives it an aged patina. Added to highlight the handwritten note are different postal stamps throughout the chicken’s body and neck.
The basic frame of this piece is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. The front of the body is adorned with capiz.
Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz may come through as tans and browns underneath the hand-painted surface.