Chicken Lamp: Sculpture by Sebastian Errazuriz
A functional piece of sculpture using real taxidermy. The Chicken Lamp continues the series in which he gives new life to old taxidermy discarded by museums which includes the Duck Lamp and the Duck Fan. The sculptures are a bit bizarre but they are definitely conversation pieces.
I was actually afraid of the public’s reaction when I first presented the Duck Lamp. Taxidermy wasn’t a trend yet and I didn’t want to be considered a freak, but felt compelled to make it. Somehow it made sense to me and to my surprise when I presented it in a gallery, it seemed to make some weird, unconscious, fucked up sense to other people too. It apparently felt familiar, beautiful, terrible, and funny at the same time.