Wednesday, May 24, 2000
This pig is worth millions
By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer
This is the 25th 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 can be found at Cincinnati.com/bigpiggig.
Artist: Barbara Trauth, Hyde Park.
This pig's pen: 406 Walnut St.
You were inspired by: I guess it was the challenge of changing a big boar into a fine gentleman. He's pink. He's got a tux and a top hat and lots of diamonds.
You want people to look at this pig and think: That diamonds are a boar's best friend.
Completing the project took: About four weeks.
Swine over matter: Acrylic paint, fiberglass and polyester resin.
Your high on the hog was: Changing a sow's ear into silk hat.
Pig peeve: Bondo and polyester resin are difficult to work with.
Best pig tale: When it flew off its pig perch and hit my husband's car in the garage. Fortunately both the pig and the car survived.
My favorite pork dish: I love anything with a little ham in it.
What artistic movement most affected this pig? Dadaism.
What do you call this pig: My Big Daddy.
Do you consider this art or porkography? Definitely porkography.
If your pig starred in a movie (or an opera), who would you cast to play the role? Fred Astaire.
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