The "Field of Dreams" will now be immortalized (at least until it gets mooshed up and stored for next year's sculpture…) in a field of butter.Well, that gives me something to look forward to in the first week of August. Also, for a bonus, historical butter cow and lard sculpture photos. One of my favorites:
The Iowa State Fair announced that the butter cow will be sharing her refrigerated stall with a sculpture that "features elements from America's favorite past-time of baseball and the rural Iowa landscape" and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Iowa-based feature film.
While there's no doubt that butter is pretty much one of the best inventions ever, the iconic butter cow and her butter compatriots have not always been universally appreciated. Last year, an animal rights group snuck in to the John Deere Agriculture Building and vandalized the old gal with blood-red paint. But quick-thinking fair folks capitalized on the publicity and created "Butter Cow Security" T-shirts.
And butter Michael Jackson never even made it on to the 40-degree stage. People weren't crazy about the King of Pop's alleged sexual misconduct with children and the idea of sculpting MJ was nixed in favor of the less controversial Neil Armstrong (still got a moonwalk in there though).
"Field of Dreams" is probably a safe choice though. It seems unlikely that the movie that gave us baseball, father-son reconciliation and "Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa," all in two hours will foment any anti-butter-sculpture revolution.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Field of Dreams To Be Immortalized in Butter
Well, not quite immortalized. Des Moines Register: