Thursday, June 15, 2000
Pig Parade: Pig Irons
Dressed to the nines - or eighteens
By Owen Findsen
The Cincinnati Enquirer
This is the 47th 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
Pig Irons was dressed like Payne Stewart complete with golf bag.
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Artist: Michael Keyes, 38, Symmes Township. The artist also painted the butterfly mural at Krohn Conservatory, and he does the annual Holiday Train Display in the Cinergy lobby.
Sponsor: Bonnie and Charlie Moore.
This pig's pen: RiverCenter, Second Street, Covington.
You were inspired by: Golf champ Payne Stewart. The golfing attire was inspired by an outfit the late Payne Stewart wore in a golf tournament.
You want people to look at this pig and think: The worst day on a golf course is better than the best day at the office.
Completing the project took: Three weeks.
Swine over matter: Acrylic latex.
Your high on the hog was: The look on my sponsors' faces when they first saw the pig.
Pig peeve: Sanding and dusting.
Best pig tale: When we had a few rainy days I took it inside to sand. I didn't realize how much dust I had created until my wife turned on the air conditioning and stirred up the dust.
My favorite pork dish: Breaded pork chops and a Heineken.
What artistic movement most affected the outcome of this pig? Just a blend of golf and art.
The materials cost: $325.
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