Pinkerton, owner of the Lincoln Art Institute at 112 S. McLean
St. and a member of Logan County Art, has
designed a large outdoor sculpture titled "Cow in the Corn."
The sculpture is 27 feet wide and 22 feet tall and will weigh
over 3,000 pounds. It is constructed of one-quarter-inch sheet
In order to fund his project, Pinkerton, with the assistance
of Main Street Lincoln, will mount a fundraising appeal for
$10,000 on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The rollout of
the appeal will be on Friday and will last 60 days. The website
and click on the community page.
In order to help with the fundraising, individuals donating
to the project will receive artwork as a thank-you, depending on
the level of support. The artwork will be created by Pinkerton
and other members of Logan County Art especially for
this project. Anyone donating over $250 will receive a
scale-model replica of "Cow in the Corn."
By placing the sculpture across from the Lincoln Depot, it is
hoped that travelers on the train will remember their stop at
Lincoln, be intrigued by the art and want to return. A large
sign denoting the station as Lincoln will be included with the
Bill Hoagland of Main Street Lincoln is doing the
administrative work to get the appeal posted on Indiegogo. Any
funds collected exceeding $10,000 will go to Main Street for
public art projects. There will be an Indiegogo link on the
Main Street Lincoln
website beginning Friday that will take art patrons directly to
the correct page.
The work on the "Cow in the Corn" sculpture began March 1 in
Hoffman's sculpture studio at 517 N. Sangamon St. Completion is
anticipated to be in July.
[By CURT FOX]