Meet MoonhayMoonhay, created by Rhea Ormond and sponsored by Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) for CowParade North Carolina.


Rhea Ormond


Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA)

Artist Description of Cow

Monet has always been one of my favorite artists. I went to France to study his color theories. I decided to paint hayrolls in Monet’s style on the cow with the focuse being light and color. But the sponsor for this cow, the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association wanted cows, Jerseys on one side and Holsteins on the other side.

There was a big Jersey cow near where I live, and when I painted her face, she became Boobala. My mother is a Holocaust survivor and escaped on the Kinder transport to England where they hid in old castles. There was a cow they called Boobala, and she was a Jersey just like the old one in Celo, North Carolina.

Herd & Location

Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville Street
133 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC

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2 Responses to Meet Moonhay

  1. Julie Jarvis says:

    Well painted cows…on a cow. This is really a work of art. Kudos to the artist.

  2. Pat terKuile says:

    I REALLY love those round bales as well but I have to say that the cows in the hay field (or is the hay in the cow pasture? :-}) really make this piece! Wish I could see the other side… Boobala is GREAT! So glad about your mom’s escape! Wish they all had… Regards