I was invited to do an art show and do a sculpture demo in Estes Park, Colorado. I chose my polish chicken as the model for my demonstration. the demo went so well that the gallery asked me to stay and work on the sculpture the following day. Estes Park has a beautiful, old hotel where the “Shining” was filmed. They happened to have a room available, so I took it. On my way to the hotel I heard the weather report. The night temperature was going to be very cold – so I covered the chicken and took him to my room. The hotel is the glorious, stately, Stanley. Since my chicken is stately and glorious, and was a guest at this hotel, I decided he should have the same name – Stanley.