Sunday, May 28, 2000

Museum's hog pops with art

By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        This is the 29th in the series spotlighting a pig from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. Past pig profiles can be found on Click on the Big Pig Gig icon.

Artist: Terry Boyle, 43, Mack.

(Dick Swaim photo)
        Sponsor: Cincinnati Art Museum.

        This pig's pen: Cincinnati Art Museum.

        You were inspired by: Pop Art, including Andy Warhol's soup can paintings, Jasper Johns' flags and Roy Lichtenstein's dots. The glint in the eye is a Robert Indiana “love” image.

        You want people to look at this pig and think: This pig is full of beans.

        Completing the project took: The Glass Hand did the fabrication of the can in about 20 hours. I've got 80 hours painting time in it.

        Swine over matter: Cast fiberglass and acrylic urethane paint.

        Your high on the hog was: Finishing the dots.

        Pig peeve: Cutting stencils, lots of stencils.

        Best pig tale: I'm also doing five dancing pigs for Cincinnati Ballet's Swine Lake.

        My favorite pork dish: I'd rather look at pigs than eat them.

        What artistic movement most affected the outcome of this pig? Pop Art.

        What do you call this pig: Pop Pig.

        The materials cost: $1,700.


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