Artist Billie Grace Lynn's Mad Cow sculpture has at its frame a bicycle which looks like a Harley Davidson-style motorcycle; on top of the bike frame is the skeletal structure of a cow. The piece by Billie Grace Lynn is a critical examination of our relationship to fossil fuels, which stems from the fact that cow feed is fertilized with fossil fuels.
Taking that idea of a cow's bones containing fossil fuel, Billie Grace Lynn goes further by suggesting that we serve as a type of combustion engine for the vehicle. Mad Cow is a visually compelling piece that offers a re-interpretation of the world around us. Whether you like the piece simply for the sculpture or for its critique, the piece is incredibly interesting.
Billie Grace Lynn Creates Critical Cow Sculpture
1. Fossil Fuel Critique Art - Opportunities for artists and galleries to explore critical themes related to fossil fuels and their impact on society through provocative and visionary artworks.
2. Bike-inspired Sculptures - In the intersection of art and transportation, there is an opportunity for sculptors and craftsmen to integrate bike parts into their creations while also opening up a conversation about the inter-relationship of energy and ecosystems.
3. Animal as Vehicle Metaphor Art - Artists can use the metaphor of an animal in the creation of unconventional and thought-provoking sculptures that provide social commentary on the relationship between humans and animals or humans and resources.
1. Art Galleries - Art galleries can curate exhibits that challenge visitors to think deeply about the issues of energy, climate change and sustainable agriculture through art that offers a provocative take on animal and transportation themes.
2. Bicycle Manufacturers - Bicycle manufacturers can leverage custom bike culture and the community of bike enthusiasts by partnering with artists and sculptors who can re-envision and upcycle parts into unique and functional works of art.
3. Sustainable Agriculture - Companies that are involved in sustainable agriculture, such as organic farms, can partner with artists to create pieces that advocate for more sustainable farming practices and raise awareness for the environmental impact of conventional farming.