CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S BUTTER HERKY!

About the Herky

This Herky was created to look like the famous Iowa State Fair butter cow. To do this, I used clay to sculpt onto the Herky form and paint to give the appearance of creamy butter. (Now if only we could figure out how to deep fry him)

Making the Herky

Meet the Artist

Ashley Watson

I graduated from Iowa state with a fine arts degree and enjoy painting, sculpting and spending time outside with my husband and two crazy dogs.

Meet the Artist

Ashley Watson

I graduated from Iowa state with a fine arts degree and enjoy painting, sculpting and spending time outside with my husband and two crazy dogs.

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The enduring fascination that children of all ages have with Herky at sporting events is perpetually astonishing. It seems as if every child born into a Hawkeye family is instilled with an intrinsic reverence for Herky, and they light up with excitement just by the sight of him. That deep-seated affection for Herky is a distinctive hallmark of the Iowa fan tradition.

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