Monday, February 20, 2017

Mooving Art

Shepparton has a park as you enter from the east and in this park are cows. Not real cows, but painted fiberglass cows. We are in dairy country and cows are an important part of what drives the economy hereabouts. For a bit of fun, Shepparton has a display of what they call Mooving Art.

Most of these are simple visual spoofs on things everyone knows.

But this one is an Australian joke. A famous bushranger, Ned Kelly, made his last stand not far from Shepparton in a small place called Glenrowan. It is now on the edge of wine country. Ned was an outlaw much like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and was caught in GlenRowan. His las stand featured homemade armour with a head covering similar to the one painted on the cows (without the horns). Ned was taken to Melbourne, tried and convicted. He spent time the jail in Coburg where we spent time over Christmas. He as then hanged. The man is dead, but the legend lives on.

Other cows are just fun.

And, of course, there is the patriotic one.