CHICKEN MONSTRANCE

Chicken Monstrance (1999)

Supermarket Nocturne Series. (They light up at night). As in many cathedrals  my favourites tend to be Spanish  no vulgarity has willingly been left unexploited. 

 

Chicken Monstrance: Tesco Easter (1999); thirty pieces of silver; half a dozen Tesco egg shells; a year's collection of wishbones including the Christmas turkey; cutlery, papier mache; cornelian cabochons; gold leaf.

 

I made this in response to a grim article written by Jonathan Leake in The Sunday Times in 2000 about the suffering of the £2 battery chicken produced for Tesco. I am very glad that TV chefs have now made cruelty against farm animals public and used a free-range chicken and eggs in the making of this piece.

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