Greedy Hen is a multi-disciplinary studio housing the collaborative works of Katherine Brickman and Kate Mitchell. Their work falls between the boundaries of traditional fields, utilising various media including collage, drawing, animation, light projection, 3D paper sculpture, and music video direction.
Greedy Hen create imagery with a playful black humour, alluding to unwritten fables, or subtle off-kilter sinister elements lurking amongst a kinderesque beauty. Their work is like the accidental joy of seeing the strings AND the hands in a puppet show.
Clients include: Megan Washington, Cloud Control, Josh Pyke, The Waifs, Buffalo Tales (Wes Carr), Florence And The Machine, Animal Collective, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Clare Bowditch, Bill Callahan, Master Card's Priceless Music Series, Wild Life Sydney, Cat Power, Josh Pyke and The Middle East.
Greedy Hen (Katherine Brickman and Kate Mitchell)
Place of Birth:
Kate: Sydney Katherine: Grafton
Currently Living in:
Train, bus, bike, or other:
Kate: Bike Katherine: Casual stroll
What's the most important object in your studio?
Kate: Katherine Katherine: Kate
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember?
We creepily take a photo of the acquaintance and then do a Facebook Facial Recognition check ...JUST KIDDING! We actually assume that no one can remember anyone's name most of the time, so we just reintroduce ourselves.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Because it's obviously sun baking.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Our entire education and understanding of a woodchuck's abilities has been acquired from watching the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day. Those little guys don't look too skilled or motivated.
Favourite client so far?
Favourite imaginary client?
How does your mother describe your profession?
Coffee or tea?
Katherine: coffee Kate: tea
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Katherine: Around the age of six, illustrating clothes onto my body with paint. Kate: Trying to make little stamps to represent every country in the world.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Kate: in the sun Katherine: in the shade
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
The Jacky Winter Group and SEA are members of the AOI and AOP respectively and abides by the required code of practice for artist agents.