Monday, April 13, 2009

Myrtle Mae Monday 04.13.09: Yet another guest post with mediocre chicken coop sketches

I know; just when you thought it was over, here come some more possible chicken coop sketches for those brave poultry friends of our who shall follow in Myrtle Mae's fierce li'l clawsteps.  (If you click on the image, you can see a larger version of each of these images.)  Let the calvalcade of coopage begin!

Ah, a beautiful High Gothic cathedral/coop, complete with a solemn processional of monastic chickens!  Like the Gothic cathedrals of old, this ethereal coop tells stories with its stone edifice to those who cannot read. The central lower window shows a stained glass image of Saint Myrtle Mae the Fierce, Protector of Poultry.  The stained glass window on the right shows St. Myrtle Mae Defeating the Kittehs at Small Town, one of her many miracles, and the window on the left shows St. Myrtle Mae watching over the Peeps of the World.  The high center window shows Myrtle Mae over the Rainbow Bridge at the Happy Chikin Farm, to where she arose after three days in the fox's den.  [genuflecting]

Oh God no!  Godzilla crapped more tin foil!  Oh, wait, wait, sorry to freak everyone out again--it's just a coop designed by Daniel Liebskind.  Liebskind's design is based on the concept of "two chickens going for a walk," but that could be said of any of the titanium-covered nonsense that he's built in the past 15 years.  All the chickens are confused because a) they're a little weirded out by this pointy monstrosity, and b) all the chickens are sliding to one point whenever they try to roost on top of the coop.  Fortunately, the contractor carried enough warranty insurance to post-install some roosting grips on one of the roofs.  

And what is this?  It's a coop homage to Spanish Art Nouveau architect Antoni Gaudi.  The overall form flows like his Casa Mila, but the towers on it speak of his still-unfinished La Sagrada Familia.  Art Nouveau is a style of early modern architecture that gets forgotten, slipped in between Victorian and Art Deco and mostly popular in Europe--bits of it inspired Louis Sullivan.  Still, I think chickens would enjoy having a type of proto-modern architecture that allows natural vines to grow up over the chicken run.

Whoa!  That's a bizarre-looking coop, but,'s so clean and groovy-looking!  It could only be an homage to Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome.  Beind it, the mesh chicken run is reminiscent of his Dymaxion House.  By Horus, even one of the chickens in the yard is doing a bespectacled shout-out to Bucky!  The chickens at this coop are so comfortable with its forward-thinking, creative futuristic design that they're snoozing in the sun.  They'll be flocking in from all over to live in this coop.  And like the geodesic dome, flocks of chickens only get stronger as they get larger.

Well, that's it for today's guest Myrtle Mae Monday.  Keep your feathers preened, your eyes beady, and the yard kittehs on the run!


ms. kitty said...

Pixie, you are too much! YOu must have had a ball doing these! I love seeing your handiwork.

Miss Kitty said...

I think the chikinz would probably really love a geodesic coop. Hmmm...

And my word verification is ovenes. NO! No chikins in any ovenes!

MiniKat said...

Love the cathedral! :-)

Sandy said...

I think they would like the first one! LOL

p.s. My word verify is glumplay. Too funny!

Charissa said...

My favorites are the cathedral and the geodesic dome.