The making of a 30′ sculpture. “you have no new messages”

“You Have No New Messages”

Driving up River Street past Highway 1, you may have taken note of what appears to be a double-decker cow. The 30-foot colorful wooden sculpture is the work of artist Kirby Scudder and welcomes visitors to the Tannery Arts Center. Kirby debuted the piece, titled “You Have No New Messages,” at the art center’s “Tanniversary” earlier this year. Yep, his name rhymes with “udder” but the two cows — one holding a laptop, the other atop its shoulders — more likely refer to the Tannery’s past as the historic Salz Tannery. The sculpture is not a permanent piece per se, but there are no foreseeable plans to remove it.

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