Saturday, August 12, 2000

Pig Parade/Pigamore Aviator

Pilot pig flies high on school spirit

By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

       This is 105th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. Find past pig profiles at

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        Pigs do fly. Among the pigs of the Big Pig Gig are three wearing old-style aviator gear; The Spirit of Pigcinnati, Amelia Pigart and this, the Pigamore Aviator.

        Artists: Designed by Raghib Siddiqui (fourth grade) and Abby Evans (third grade). Made by third- and fourth-graders at Montgomery Elementary School. Katy Hall, teacher.

        Sponsor: Montgomery Elementary PTO. This pig's pen: Main Library, Eighth and Vine streets.

        You were inspired by: Each class submitted names. The winning name came from a third-grade class inspired by the Sycamore High School team name, the Aviators.

        What's the pig idea? A pilot's helmet, silk scarf and leather flight jacket; an aviator that is about to take off.

        You want people to look at this pig and think: About our school spirit.

        Completing the project took: Six weeks.

        What's the matter?: Acrylic house paint.

        Your high on the hog was: The students were excited about taking ownership of the project, choosing the name, submitting the designs and painting the pig.

        Pig peeve: Attaching the wings was difficult. Our custodian Dan Penny worked out the best way to put them on.


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