Sunday, May 21, 2000
Pig Parade: Eden Pork
Creation parks itself among the flowers
By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer
This is the 22nd 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.
Jan Brown Checco depicted Eden Park scenes.
(Jeff Swinger photo)
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Artist: Jan Brown Checco, 47, Finneytown.
Sponsor: Owen and John Wrassman for the Cincinnati Parks Foundation.
This pig's pen: Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park.
You were inspired by: My husband, Gerald Checco (acting superintendent of parks.)
You want people to look at this pig and think: The parks are one of our city's greatest assets, loaded with fun and history.
Completing the project took: Three weeks.
Swine over matter: Exterior house paints.
Your high on the hog was: Engineering the Mirror Lake Gazebo with my husband.
Pig peeve: Sanding.
Best pig tale: I am coordinating a group of six Cincinnati artists who will take six pigs to Munich, Germany, in December. We will take three decorated and two undecorated pigs which we will decorate with six Munich artists.
My favorite pork dish: Cassoulet Toulousian.
What artistic movement most affected the outcome of this pig? It's the illustration style I've used in children's books.
The materials cost: $150.
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