When the cow came home ...

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey Cheese owner Robert St Duke is pleased to have the cow sculpture out front back is its full glory after repairs to the crown piece.
Camera IconHarvey Cheese owner Robert St Duke is pleased to have the cow sculpture out front back is its full glory after repairs to the crown piece. Credit: David Charlesworth / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

One of Wokalup’s grandest bovines is back to its full glory with repairs completed to the cow sculpture outside Harvey Cheese.

Visible from South Western Highway, the cow was installed in February, however the crown piece between the curly horns was damaged, which required the original artist Pascal Proteau to repair it, Harvey Cheese owner Robert St Duke said.

“We had to get the crown fixed on it because there were a few pieces missing when it got here,” he said.

Mr Duke said the artist was able to come down in late November to fix the crown and touch up the sculpture.

“The artist has been down, rebuilt the top of it and put it all together,” he said.

“It was all refitted and touched up.”

The sculpture, titled Le Grande Panache, formed part of the Cow Parade sculpture series displayed at Carillon City at Perth in 2016.

“They sold it off but no one wanted the cow as such so they gave it as a donation,” he said.

“Hopefully we are making a statement again for Wokalup.”

Mr Duke said many people passing by on the highway stopped for photos with the cow.

“They love taking photos with it and it is a feature point, which was what it was meant to be” he said.

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