Client: BURNING MAN
Location: Nevada, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $45,000
A “Chicken and Egg Situation” is one where it is impossible to say which of two things happened first or caused the other to happen. This installation featuring both chicken and eggs takes the traditional riddle and turns it into a giant art object for play and amusement.
From the original hand drawings by the artist Andrea Greenlees, Josh Haywood of Hylemo produced a detailed 3D model, CAD drawings and digital visualizations for master steelworker Andy Tibbetts.
The installation has a smooth curvilinear metal framework in the shape of a huge chicken, with a cage of tubular steel ellipses forming the body and a large circular opening at the rear, which participants climb into via a ladder. Inside there is a pile of gigantic foam eggs that they can lie on and hug and frolic about in.