Sunday, 18 September 2011
Cows Fly Home
I have had opportunity to work with Tim Desclouds recently as he won the commission for the art along the reconstructed Bank Street in the Glebe neighbourhood, which is one of my projects. Tim is a very down to earth guy. He is a teacher and coach and has no airs or pretentiousness about his art. It was interesting to hear him talk about the Bank street pieces to some of the construction workers last week. He just explained it in straightforward terms that they readily accepted.
Back to the flying cows. There is a poem from the 1851 Old Farmer's Almanac, on the plaque at the base, which provides insight into the sculpture.
The cows fly home on Sunday
Wind from the east is bad for man and beast
Wind from the south is too hot for both
Wind from the north is of very little worth
Wind from the west is the softest and best