This week’s feature will highlight an appreciator of art who has taken the sticker to express his alter ego. Chicken Speak is the alias of this quirky character and he moves around the city dropping clever quips next to art pieces he comes across in his adventures. I’ve found many of his stickers in great locations and they are usually placed by the best art that the city has to offer. Chicken Speak took a break from flying around town to discuss how the chicken character came about and what a day in the life of Chicken Speak involves. This is his story….
Where did the chicken persona first come from?
It may be best to think of the chicken as a state of mind; a cynical spirit animal acting through this city's subconscious and not just something you biggie size at KFC. But, to be honest, I put the pen down to paper years ago and the chicken just came out! There's no easier way to explain it other than the chicken has always been around in some form as a comfortingly grounded, if annoyingly ever-present, voice in my head.
What do you hope people will get from seeing one of your stickers?
This town can take itself too seriously at times and I just think everyone should pause at least once a day to laugh at something completely random without inhibition and while they're at it, they should also feed me bread. I prefer rye. Thanks.
Describe a day in the life of Chicken Speak?
Which one of your stickers has been your favorite so far and why?
"Living the dream can be frustrating sometimes." People come to
Another favorite of mine is, "If you won't wish a friend happy birthday on Facebook, then you probably shouldn't be friends with that person… it was yesterday, Beth." This is the digital age we live in. Even if my intent is to get people to look away from their handheld devices for two seconds, it's still unavoidable, and the characteristics we take on in the online world are amusing to this chicken.
What's next for the chicken?
It's about the art. The most rewarding thing for me is capturing street art going up, seeing the work come to life, and then reflect back on the town. The act of creating something out of nothing, watching the art evolve, and interact with the artist and their audience is the most engaging thing for this chicken. So as for what's next? I'm happy staying cage-free, roam
ing the streets, and admiring the scenery for now.
Best place you've left one of your stickers?
In the hands of those who appreciate them… and feed me bread. Did I mention the rye?
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