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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Saturated Fat Sculpture

Of course, the heyday of the butter (and lard) sculpture was back in the days when the State Fair still meant something (but when was the heyday of the word “heyday”?)....as seen by this exceptional statue of Teddy Roosevelt in butter, and these frolicking lard pigs.

You can probably see the traditional butter cow at most State Fairs, but who else is providing a forum for the saturated fat sculpturists? Maybe only giant weddings can provide a place for sculpture as ambitious and soul-stirring as this Last Supper in butter.

Some State Fairs are still getting it right. And as if being crowned Butter Princess at the Minnesota State Fair isn't enough, you also have the honor of getting your likeness rendered in pure creamy Midwestern butter.