Posted by: bschutzgruber | May 16, 2023

What Chicken Little Saw

“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
I must tell the King!”

My latest felt piece What Chicken Little Saw will be part of the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild exhibit this June at the Village Theater Gallery in Canton Michigan.

What Chicken Little Saw [felted wool with silk fiber embellishment – 24inch / 62cm diameter]

Chicken Little, a.k.a. Henny Penny, is an ancient story with many versions found throughout Europe, Africa as well as Aesop’s Fables and the Jataka Tales of the Buddha in India. It is an ATU 20C Animals Flee in Fear of the End of the World cumulative cautionary tale teaching the lesson of what can happen when jumping to conclusions before all the facts are known, leading to paranoia and mass hysteria. The final consequences range from mere embarrassment all the way to death.

It is true that I rarely know what my end result will be and I certainly never know what the title of a piece will be until it’s finished. As I worked on the piece, adding layer after layer, thoughts of UFOs/UAPs and space junk reentering the atmosphere kept coming to mind along with Chicken Little’s words ‘The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

Perhaps this IS what Chicken Little saw…..

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