Sunday, June 04, 2000
Big Pig Parade: Piggysaurus
Dinopig has prehistoric flair
By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer
This is the 35th in a series spotlighting pigs from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. Past pig profiles and event details can be found at cincinnati.com/bigpiggig/
Artist: Patricia Renick, 68, Brighton, who is doing three pigs.
Sponsor: Thomas L. Conlan Educational Foundation.
This pig's pen: Old McAlpin's department store window, Fourth Street, downtown.
You were inspired by: Years ago I did a full size fiberglass stegosaurus with the body of a Volkswagen, called Stegowagenvolksaurus. This one is the baby sister.
You want people to look at this pig and think: Joy. I hope it appeals to the child in all of us.
Completing the project took: Five weeks.
Swine over matter: Polyester resin, polyurethane foam, Bondo, fiberglass cloth, sign painters' acrylic paints.
Your high on the hog was: Just getting back to working with fiberglass. I did a lot of fiberglass sculpture years ago and I adore working with the material.
Pig peeve: Waiting for the weather to change so the fiberglass would cure.
Best pig tale: My cat, Timmy Tom, would curl up on the base and sleep among the flowers. He and Piggy became very good friends.
My favorite pork dish: I don't eat little piggies.
What do you call this pig: Piggy.
The materials cost: About $700.
Do you consider this art or porkography? I like porkography.
If your pig starred in a movie (or an opera), who would you cast to play the role? Rosie O'Donnell.
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