WHEN THE COW CAME HOME

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

ONE of Wokalup’s grand­est bovines is back to its full glory with re­pairs com­pleted to the cow sculp­ture out­side Har­vey Cheese.

Vis­i­ble from South Western High­way, the cow was in­stalled in Fe­bru­ary, how­ever the crown piece be­tween the curly horns was dam­aged which re­quired the orig­i­nal artist Pas­cal Proteau to re­pair it, Har­vey Cheese owner Robert St Duke said.

“We had to get the crown fixed on it be­cause there were a few pieces miss­ing when it got here,” he said.

Mr St Duke said the artist was able to come down in late Novem­ber to fix the crown and touch up the sculp­ture.

“The artist has been down, re­built the top of it and put it all to­gether,” he said.

“It was all re­fit­ted and touched up.”

The sculp­ture, ti­tled Le Grande Panache, formed part of the Cow Pa­rade sculp­ture se­ries dis­played at Car­il­lon City at Perth in 2016.

“They sold it off but no-one wanted the cow as such so they gave it as a do­na­tion,” he said.

“Hope­fully we are mak­ing a state­ment again for Wokalup.”

Mr St Duke said many peo­ple pass­ing by on the high­way stopped for photos with the cow.

“They love tak­ing photos with it and it is a fea­ture point, which was what it was meant to be” he said.

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

Har­vey Cheese owner Robert St Duke is pleased to have the cow sculp­ture out front and back to its full glory af­ter re­pairs to the crown piece.

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