August 13 th 2010

Found corrugated cardboard, wood, polystyrene foam, glue, hardware
23 x 11 x 5 feet (7 x 3.3 x 1.5 meters)

Chicken presents a Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon warplane and a Canada Goose, frozen in a moment of unclear action. Is this the split second before a catastrophic impact, or the consummation of a mythic love story? Is it tragic loss, or a comic fairy-tale?

Chicken is on display through November 2010 at the DePaul University Museum of Art in Chicago.

Topics: Arts

Dayton Castleman is a Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist whose work and interests include his own studio practice, education, curatorial projects, and writing. His work has been presented in museums and galleries across the United States and in Europe. He received his BA in Art from Belhaven University, and his MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dayton teaches sculpture, drawing and digital media at Trinity Christian College, near Chicago, and serves on the board of Christians in the Visual Arts.