Tuesday, June 06, 2000
Pig Parade: Piggy Max
Painter takes hog art to the max
By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer
This is the 37th in the series spotlighting a pig from the Big Pig Gig Public Art Project taking place in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport. Past pig profiles and event details can be found at Cincinnati.com/bigpiggig
(Jeff Swinger photo)
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Artist: Dierdre Mahne, 44, Milford.
Sponsor: Bristol-Meyers, Squibb Oncology, SmithKline and Beecham Oncology for the Barrett Center for Cancer Prevention, University of Cincinnati.
This pig's pen: Third and Greeenup streets, Covington.
You were inspired by: The artist Peter Max. I've loved his work since I was a teen-ager.
You want people to look at this pig and think: Think of the fun we had in the '60s and '70s.
Completing the project took: 65 hours.
Swine over matter: Sign painter's enamel.
Your high on the hog was: I put it up in my yard and it was fun watching the reactions of people who walked by.
Pig peeve: The dust from sanding, and seeing him go. We've grown attached.
Best pig tale: One woman stopped and asked me if it was a real pig in a blanket.
My favorite pork dish: Ribs.
What artistic movement most affected the outcome of this pig? Peter Max.
What do you call this pig: Max.
The materials cost: $382.
Do you consider this art or porkography? Definitely art.
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