Mad Cow Motorcycle

Billie Grace Lynn's avatar Billie Grace Lynn

In 2008, I created the Mad Cow, an electric bike with real cow bones that resembled a running cow skeleton. I rode this “Mad Cow” around Miami, answering questions about the bike and talking about the environmental impact of factory farming and our food choices. Through humor and spectacle, Mad Cow sparks discussion on these issues. I believe that real change occurs at the individual, family and community levels, and begins with an encounter or rendezvous with something unknown but not unknowable. I hope children will forever have the image of the Mad Cow running by in their minds and that they will be inspired to change their eating habits and get the idea that art can change the way we see and know the world. The original Mad Cow was exhibited at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Art & Design, and is now part of the West Collection in Pennsylvania. For the 2011 Art Prize, I will build a second Mad Cow motorcycle.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10
  • Medium: Cow bones, motorcycle frame, motor.
  • Width: 2
  • Year created: 0
  • Height: 3