Rufus the Sleeping Chicken
Client: Washington Prime Group
Location: Gateway Centers
The only thing better than napping under a tree is napping under a tree with a friendly butterfly to keep you company!
A good amount of energy went into creating such a laid back bird. We fabricated Rufus' internal structure out of aluminum panels assembled into a "waffle" for strength, then covered him in individual aluminum feathers that were sprayed red and then hand painted to add dimension. His PVC legs were also hand painted to get that perfect color and texture. To complete the sculpture, we added some adorably ruffled head feathers, some sleepily closed eyelids, and finished by giving him a sweet butterfly buddy. Rufus the Sleeping Chicken looks so relaxed, we wish we could just chill in the shade all day with him!