Saturday, June 10, 2000

Pig Parade: Orange Barrow - the Road Hog

A swine that's clearly under construction

By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer

(Luis Sanchez photo)
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        This is the 42nd 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

        Artist: Lynn Judd, Loveland, who is doing three pigs.

        Sponsor: Stanley and Frances Cohen.

        This pig's pen: Fifth Street, at Saks Fifth Avenue.

        You were inspired by: It's painted like an orange barrel with a light on top. Stan Cohen is in the construction business, so I thought it would be fitting for the sponsor.

        You want people to look at this pig and think: I figured everybody in Cincinnati would be able to relate to it. A barrow, by the way, is a gelded pig.

        Completing the project took: Three weeks.

        Swine over matter: Automobile paint.

        Your high on the hog was: I am an equine artist. I usually paint pictures of horses, and people who own horses are very serious about them. Painting a pig was a chance to have a lot of fun with art.

        Pig peeve: Waiting for the pigs to arrive.

        Best pig tale: My dog, a Jack Russell, came into the warehouse where we had three gray fiberglass pigs and his back went up and he started barking like crazy. I think it's interesting that he saw them as animals and not inanimate objects.

        My favorite pork dish: Baby back ribs.

        What artistic movement most affected the outcome of this pig? Constructivism.

        The materials cost: $600.

        Do you consider this art or porkography? It's art.

        If your pig starred in a movie (or an opera), who would you cast to play the role? In Bonnie and Clyde, Warren Beatty played Clyde Barrow, so I guess Warren Beatty.


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