Wishbone Project

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

Holton Rower is an internationally acclaimed artist and inspired improviser whose thinking and vision have influenced ‘improvised life’ greatly. His work has immense range, and is always full of surprises.

Holton Rower

Holton Rower

For the past decade or so, Holton has been collecting poultry wishbones for a monumental work he plans to make out of them. We don’t know what Holton has in mind but we know it’s going to be BIG. We’ve discovered that in saving OUR wishbones for Holton’s piece that it takes A LOT of wishbones to even make a handful. At this rate, it will take Holton years to collect all he needs.

So we’ve decided that ‘improvised life’ should crowd-source wishbones for Holton’s visionary Wishbone Project.

Help Holton make his vision REAL. When you’re having a roast or rotisserie chicken for dinner, please save its wishbone. It’s EASY (we’ve been doing it for years).

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

We pull the wishbone intact out of the cooked bird, nibble the meat off, and throw it in the dishwasher to dry and sterilize it (or you can just leave it on the counter to dry as is). Then we toss it into a small container we keep in a convenient yet out-of-the-way spot in a kitchen cupboard. When we get a pile — say one cup’s worth — we send them to Holton.

There’s something swell about knowing we’re helping a work of art come into being.

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

When you’ve collected 25 wishbones, please contact improvised life for instructions about how and where to send them.

In return, Holton will send you a gift.