"BRICK CHICKEN" Outsider Art by Michael D. Hurley (2000)

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"I am Michael Hurley, the owner of Bay City Cargo, two classic movie theatres and other endeavors. I have participated in and organized many community art events. I do not call myself an artist; and yet...I create. So maybe I am. We have of letters that we cannot sell at Bay City Cargo and I was drawn to use them in some way. In many ways they are the coolest letters we have... and have started creating signs and words with painting and attached materials. "BRICK CHICKEN" is a great example! Enjoy!

"Brick Chicken" was created to celebrate both the historic nature of chicken to Belfast Maine which used to be the “Broiler Capital of New England” with a proud tradition of chicken processing  as well as the bricks that represent the many brick buildings of downtown Belfast. The work is a mixture of wood and foam and the foam was carved and then fiberglassed before being painted. The work was installed as a photo op in downtown Belfast Maine and stood at Main and High Street for two summers. Comes with custom steel base for mounting Downtown Belfast Maine features street art created by local artists, both professional and non! This year Downtown Belfast is adorned with "chairs" such as "Couch Potato". It adds a special flavor to the memory of those who get to interact with our community, not just walk through it!. It reminds me a bit of Keith Haring's art! Many visitors and locals showed their LOVE OF BELFAST ("The Former Broiler Capital of New England") by having their pic taken with their face surrounded by feathers, etc! Nothing stuffy about art on the streets of Belfast, Maine!If this inspires you to want Michael to create an original piece of unusual art for you, that can happen!More pieces to come and will be posted in our eBay store.