Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Pig Parade: Sow Spring

This pig makes flowery statement

By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Kathy (Das) Sabato covered her pig in floral blossoms.
(Dick Swaim photo)
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        This is the 24th in the series spotlighting a pig from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in downtown Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. Past pig profiles and complete information on the Big Pig Gig at Cincinnati.com/bigpiggig.

        Artist: Kathy (Das) Sabato, one of three pigs the artist is doing.

        Sponsor: The Longi Family. (Sons Alexander, 7, and Maxwell, 5, proposed the pig project to Cincinnati City Council a year ago after the Longi family saw the cows in Chicago.)

        This pig's pen: Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point

        You were inspired by: Flowers. It is covered with flowers, with three bees for the Longis' three children.

        You want people to look at this pig and think: Beautiful colors of spring.

        Completing the project took: Three weeks.

        Swine over matter: Sign painter's enamel.

        Your high on the hog was: The kids in the neighborhood watching me work.

        Pig peeve: All the shapes and legs and things made it difficult to make the design flow.

        Best pig tale: I have three pigs in my garage. The other day a school bus went by and the kids shouted out the bus window “I like your pigs.”

        My favorite pork dish: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.

        What do you call this pig: Just Piggy.


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