Thursday, September 07, 2000

Pig Parade: Sheakin' Bacon

Mom, daughter pigged out together

By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        This is 131st 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

        Amanda did a pig. Lynn did a pig. Then Amanda and Lynn decided to do a pig together, the only mother and daughter pig in the Big Pig Gig.

[photo] | ZOOM |
        Artists: Amanda Hogan, 23, Hyde Park, and Lynn Hogan, 50, Mariemont.Amanda's pig, Dandelion Swine, is at Mirror Lake in Eden Park. Lynn's Oz inspired pig, There's No Place Like Ham, is at Cincinnati Museum Center.

        Sponsor:The Sheakley Group of Companies.

        This pig's pen: East Fourth Street at Broadway.

        You were inspired by: The sponsor wanted a pig in honor of their family and asked for a '50s pig. We designed both a boy pig and a girl pig. They liked the girl pig.

        What's the pig idea? She's got a pony tail, a poodle skirt that's now a piglet skirt, saddle shoes, chiffon scarf and a cashmere sweater with an “S” initial. She's wearing pink polka dot panties. She's had 45 rpm records (painted CDs) as earrings. They've been taken, but we will replace them.

        Completing the project took: Three weeks.

        Your high on the hog was: Working together in the garage on three pigs. We've decided to paint together and do an exhibition.

        Best pig tale: We had a problem getting the skirt to stay on. It kept slipping off her rump. So we took it to the Glass Hand, and they rigged up a belt and pulley system to keep her skirt on while the fiberglass hardened.

        My favorite pork dish: Amanda and I both like my husband Alan Mistler's grilled pork chops.

        What artistic movement most affected the outcome of this pig? TV shows like Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley.

        What do you call this pig: Shirley.

        The materials cost: About $300. We saved money because we could use the paint on three pigs.

        If your pig starred in a movie, who would you cast to play the role? Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days. She had the closest personality to our pig.


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