Four Wiser Cattle


Manifested as a proposal for Socrates Sculpture Park’s Folly 2017 competition, the cattle left the paper realm to explore the material world. An ongoing documentation project, the creatures visited rooftops, apartments, parks, and sidewalks. We learned that no matter how they squeeze or situate themselves, they are always met with curiosity and enthusiasm – their scale is welcomed, not feared.

The Cattle range from seven to eleven feet tall. They are fabricated from 74 yards of ripstop nylon, which was hand-dyed and sewn together. Each beast is inflated with a constant stream of air from a pump.


Type: Object and Beast

Location: Wherever

Year: 2017-18

Team: Karyn Lao and Mark Zlotsky