Once again, Conshohocken artist duo Jim Victor and Marie Pelton are impressing visitors to the Pennsylvania Farm Show with their latest butter sculpture that depicts a friendly partnership between rural and urban farmers, according to a staff report from The Neighbor.
The sculpture that follows the theme “Harvesting More” features rural and urban agriculturists making a toast was unveiled this past week, two days before the Farm Show started, by Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and the Pennsylvania Dairy Princesses.
“Over the past 22 months we have learned we are stronger and more resilient through our combined efforts to feed the commonwealth,” said Redding. “We are Harvesting More, together, to provide for Pennsylvanians through good times and bad.”
The sculpture also ties in into the show’s new section that focuses on urban farming and is called “So You Wanna Be a Farmer.”
The artists carved the sculpture from a half-ton of butter donated by Land O’ Lakes in Carlisle, Cumberland County. They started working on it in mid-December.
“The butter sculpture is a creative way to highlight the state’s dedicated dairy farmers and the important role agriculture plays in our lives,” said Casandra Long, dairy farmer, Doodle-A-Long Farms in Spring City. “Producing nutritious milk and dairy products and feeding people is what I love most about being a dairy farmer.”
The buttery artwork will be on display throughout the duration of the show, which ends on January 15.
Read more about the butter sculpture in The Neighbor.