Monday, July 16, 2012

The Chicken Tractor

One of my favorite parts of my job is meeting the artists whose work adorns our gallery.   Visiting with Meei-Ling Ng, the creator of the fabulous chicken that graced the front of refuse/re-seen's postcard, we learned about some of her other projects, in particular, her Deep Roots Outdoor installation. 

"That's so cool!" I said after she explained it to me. "I need to share this. Can I post it on our blog?"

I was completely fascinated by Meei-Ling Ng's "Chicken Tractor." 

(from: )

"The Chicken Tractor is designed and created based on Michaelann specific needs for her front yard farm. From the size needed for the number of chickens to the weight and shade, door and materials use, all had to be thought through before the art form was created. Using found/recycled materials. The chicken feathers are made from discarded irrigation drip tape donated from Weavers Way's Mort Brooks Farm. The Chicken Tractor is a moveable cage to keep chickens confined to one area of a garden bed so that they can "debug, weed and fertilize" the bed before new plantings."

Thanks Meei-Ling for sharing your work with us!