Artist: Meredith McCord
CowParade Houston 2001
Size: Extra Large, (15″ x 6″ x 10.5″)
This piece of American folk art features a collection of individual hand painted tea pots, cups and plates. Replicated in fine detail, each of the over 20 adornments is an independent work of art. Her ears are embellished with tea cup earrings to give her a feminine touch, while her udders, most cleverly, are her paint dispensers.
About Cow Parade
CowParade is the largest and most successful public art event in the world. CowParade events have been staged in 79 cities worldwide since 1999. It is estimated that over 250 million people around the world have seen one the famous cows. Over 10,000 artists worldwide have participated in CowParade – professional and amateur, famous and emerging, young and old. Over 5,000 cows have been created!
The cow represents different things to different people around the world-she’s sacred, she’s historical, she connects us to our past-but the common feeling is one of affection. There is something magical about the cow that transcends throughout the world. She simply makes everyone smile.