Annapolis’s “Chicken of the Sea” trashed again

I was so happy to see the artist decorated chicken, a project of the Anne Arundel County Arts Council  by Charles Lawrence, restored to its post in front of the 7- Eleven store at the corner of Lafayette and West Street last week that I took a photograph for a future blog positing,  The decorated chickens are an ongoing arts council project to raise awareness of the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District. Eventually they will be auctioned off to raise money for arts and education programs. Previously “Chicken of the Sea”  had been vandalized and knocked down off its perch and evidently damaged to the extent that it took over a month for repairs. Thus I was pleased it had been repaired and could once again join its fellow chickens at various perches in Annapolis commencing  at Westgate Circle.

Chicken of the SeaBy Charles Lawrence
Chicken of the Sea
By Charles Lawrence

Imagine my chagrin, when we returned from our morning walk today and found the chicken lying on the ground with a broken leg. Once again, some drunken driver must have hit it on their way out of the parking lot after stopping by the market for some late night munchies. What a shame!  They really should have put up a fence or barrier to protect that poor defenseless chicken!  At this point, as much as I liked seeing the bird installed at that particular spot,  I think it is time to move it (once it is repaired….again) to a safer spot.!  Suggestions?CHicken of the Sea

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

One thought on “Annapolis’s “Chicken of the Sea” trashed again

  1. We are trying to reach Charles to restore another sculpture project he did a number of years ago in Baltimore. I can’t seem to contact him. If anyone can put us in touch, it would be appreciated! Thank you.


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