Artist Description of Cow
Cowpernicus pays homage to the genius of Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus reflected in his work “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres.” The cow represents the Copernican Universe—the heliocentric model Copernicus developed based on mathematical theory.
I used Copernicus’s depiction of circular motion of the planets around the sun for the center of the cow and his idea of a field of fixed stars attached to an immovable sphere for the rest. I strove to combine science and art as a reminder of the blinding beauty that surrounds us all.
Current Grazing Location
UNC Hospitals Campus
In the Butterfly Garden off the N.C. Children’s Hospital lobby
101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
Original CowParade NC Herd & Location
Durham, Golden Belt
807 E. Main Street, Durham, NC
(between buildings 3 and 6)