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Held at Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, in Sept 2019.
This sculpture is entitled The Holy Cow, and the sculptor is Edward Trost, of Queensland, Australia.
Materials: Brushed aluminium sheet on a concrete pad.
Price: $AU30,000 ($US19,806) (Euro18,307).
Explanation: The Holy Cow is a lifesize metal sculpture to highlight the proliferation of livestock at the expense of our environment. Currently a symbol of healthy food and lifestyle, livestock farming conceals important information that is damaging our existence. The Holy Cow is a statement that we need to see through this façade and educate ourselves that there are better ways to live a sustainable life.
[Notes from Nev:
* I am personally wearying of the "preaching" of these so-called environmental messages, and here's another one.
* This puzzle is indeed most suitable for this week's Theme, 'Round and Oval Things'.
* Grand nephew Reef sure looks like he's enjoying himself here in the sand.]

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Ella, beanbags, or balls, the hole is plenty big enough. ♥♥♥

Good for use as a beanbag toss game :-)


Linda, the comments have been funnier than the sculpture itself. ♥♥♥


Heidi, you're quite right - it's often you get it, so you've got to know what to do with it too. :-))) ♥♥♥


Jaklien, no stomachs left I'm afraid - all four are gone. ♥♥♥


Sissel, years ago on a Rugby League television show here, they had a segment called Pass The Ball where footballers had to throw a dozen balls into a bulls eye, and the one who scored the most won a prize. It reminded me of that. ♥♥♥




Reef has been well taught, then, Nev. You can't go wrong in life knowing how to handle excrement.

(this from a farmer and semi-former zookeeper)


Sissel, I think all four of them!


Lost a stommack or two???? Thanks Neville :-))))
Will be good for training footballgoals :-)))


Jill, you have me in fits of laughter. Yes, Reef's mother (our niece) has trained the little fellow well to rid us of both lots of excrement. :-))) ♥♥♥


Nev firstly great marrying in to the theme as well! Secondly I think great nephew Reef is being helpful burying cow dung from the cow and bs from the artist.


Iris, thanks for your input. Yep, good for photos, and fun to look at. ♥♥♥


2.5 At least it would be good for a photo moment. Place your head through the hole and snap a picture. A local plant nursery on a farm has painted wooden things similar shaped in horses and cows. They are fun to look at and look out of. grins!☺


Heidi, absolutely right. Perfectly said. ♥♥♥


Ceefercat, quite simply, enough is enough.


Jacki, you do possess a descriptive turn of phrase! :-))) ♥♥♥


Janet, I'm with you - I'll bet Edward wouldn't knock back a big, juicy steak if he was offered one. ♥♥♥


Deanna, this cow got hungry and decided to eat somebody walking along the water's edge. I think this happens all the time!! :-))) ♥♥♥


Bev, thank you. ♥♥♥


Redina, yes, let's send this off to the steakhouse - the quicker the better. ♥♥♥


Bobbie, I was close - I gave it a 1. ♥♥♥


Plum, we're having quite a party here, aren't we, all laughing merrily. :-))) ♥♥♥


Linda, you can hit me back when I say it's wholly cow! :-))) ♥♥♥


Ridiculous price for a cow cut out of aluminum with a hole in it. The materials probably cost about $US 200. Plus the ''artist'' is ignorant of the needs for feeding the massive human population on this planet. He needs to study all sides of a subject before trying to preach about it.

That makes two of us getting bored with 'Eco' message. He's very 'preachy' which won't win me as a fan. It's a bit of a hypocritical piece as Aluminium is processed from Bauxite which is strip mined and quarried and leaves the land used looking like an alien landscape, not to mention the power used when processing the ore The price for the sculpture is a bit on the steep side too considering the materials.




Yes we do get tired of being preached too by these folks! I wonder does Edward sit down to a big steak now and then!! Yes I saw the legs by its nose, maybe it's munching on that man! In which case it might be a danger! Ha ha.
Thanks Lynn and Nev, with hugs. ♥♥♥


Nev, thank you for your nice photo. Do you know what I like most? The cow has one's legs near her snout, and at first glance from distanceit looked like her beard, I wondered what it was. It works perfectly ♥:))

HOLEY Cow!! I'm with you Nev. :)) 2-21-2020


It looks like one of those cut outs that you put your face in to take a picture. But I wouldn't want my face in a cow's belly. I will put this in the 'don't care' file. Maybe a steakhouse will want to buy it. I have a feeling he would put his principles aside, and take the money. :))


Oh my, another bore. 0 :)


I wouldn't hit you, but you might have to scrape me up off the floor after I die laughing.


Would you hit me if I said "Holy cow!" LOL.

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