What State Fair would be complete without butter sculptures? According to a recent Wall Street Journal front-page(!!) article about the art of butter sculpting, "Butter carvings--a staple at state fairs--have been used since the 1890s...Butter sculptures--often of cows, farm boys and milk maids--advertised purity and nostalgia."
How do they make these? According to the article, "Most large butter sculptures are molded over a frame of wire or wood...[or] carved out of a solid block of butter the same way Michelangelo chipped away at a slab of stone." Maybe it really is art!
"I do so love green eggs and ham...and butter!"
The photo quality isn't the best; sorry about that. I should have turned off my flash, but it was really crowded. These butter sculptures sure were a popular draw! I'm looking forward to seeing what the sculptures are at next summer's fair. More on that...next summer!
(If you'd like to read the WSJ article (it's a fun read!), click here.)