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Cows Compose The Prose

posted on December 6, 2002

"How now, brown cow," recited the human poet. That is so last millennium.

Today, the cows compose the prose.

A New York college art student painted single words on the flanks of sixty cows on a dairy farm in the Catskills. The bovine prose is created by their proximity to each other in the field.

Some of the phrases formed by the Holsteins and Jerseys included: "Experience farm music", "Organic moving energy", and "Eccentric art".

One animal seemed especially inspired by her assigned word. With "away" on her side, she broke loose from the herd for a while.

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