Tuesday, May 16, 2000

Pig Parade: Pig of Possibilities

This miss casts her eyes on Kermit

By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Cindy MacConnell with her 400-pound porker.
(Ernest Coleman photo)
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        This is the 17th in the series spotlighting a pig from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in downtown Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.

        Artist: Cindy MacConnell, 36, Indian Hill.

        Sponsor: Paycor.

        This pig's pen: Fountain Square.

        You were inspired by: Miss Piggy. It's her style.

        You want people to look at this pig and think: I just want to make people feel happy.

        Completing the project took: More than 100 hours.

        Swine over matter: It's mosaic, covered with limestone, marble, lots of mirror and costume jewelry.

        Your high on the hog was: I enjoyed every minute of it.

        Pig peeve: I'm just sorry it's done.

        Best pig tale: With all the stuff that's attached, it's as heavy as a real pig, about 400 pounds. I have to hire a moving company to get it out of the house.

        My favorite pork dish: Bacon.

        If your pig starred in a movie (or an opera), who would you cast to play the role? Miss Piggy, of course.


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