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« on: February 01, 2006 03:07:51 PM »

First, some background--
What is CowParade?
-->It's a charity which is raising money for the Jimmy Fund. What happens is that a number of artists are chosen to paint fiberglass cows (a business choses their submitted idea and commissions them $1,000) measuring 5' high and 8' long, 120 lbs.
-->What happens to the cows?
The cows are displayed all over the city, and then sold at auction for ridiculous sums of money. That money is then given to charity.  In this case the cows will be displayed all over Boston, MA this summer, and then auctioned off. CowParade has been all over the world. Many cities have similar types of things-- I know a few years ago I was in Washington, DC and they had donkeys and elephants all over the city and my town did bears this summer-- but all are the same idea.

Now to my question:
My art teacher has been chosen to paint a cow. Her idea is "Wally the Green Moonster" Any fellow New Englanders/Sox fans out there will realize how awesome this idea is. For everyone who doesnt know-- Wally the Green Monster is the Red Sox mascot and looks like this:
 

So she has the cow and is building the head out so that it's wide like Wally's.  The problem she's run into is this-- the cow is going to be displayed outside for the entire summer, so the head has to be made of something durable that will be able to withstand the elements and crazy Sox fans who might deface it before it can go to auction.  She started by using all sorts of things-- paper, duct tape, bubble wrap, etc to make the form.  I believe she said she was going to use plaster and then possibly fiberglass. But anyways here's the million dollar question--

What do you guys think is the best way to go about this? We both have tried brainstorming different ideas, but she's still not sure exactly how to go about it...So if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, it would be great to hear them!
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006 12:41:09 PM »

Find a body shop that specializes in Corvettes.  They should have the best advice to give you.
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