10x10: The Twelve Billion Dollar CowImages1 / Information
Location Stratford, London
Status Completed 2017
As part of Article 25's 10x10 Drawing the City charity auction, Partner Tim Gledstone created ‘The Twelve Billion Dollar Cow’, inspired by the area of London around the Lea Valley canal, Hackney Wick and the Olympic Park.
Originally an area where cows were left to pasture, the site has since been defined by greyhound racing, the 2012 Olympics and subsequent legacy projects.
‘The Twelve Billion Dollar Cow’ embodies acceleration through time – the cow’s faceted body propelled to its physical limits, above a rugged base to reference the site’s origins.
Exploring traditional crafted mediums alongside innovative digital and technological processes, the cold-cast brass sculpture was digitally modeled, before being cast and finished by hand.