E. Carlson, circa 1999

Fiberglass cows on Michigan Street, corralled in cement, dripping in June rainstorm, carousel colors muted in the long shadows of the city.

"Nothing like this back in Iowa mooed Festerpelts to Tiberious Alexander."
(Simulated conversation between two cows).

This cow is painted in a circus motif.
Definition of circus by Ambrose Bierce: "A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool."