House of Travel has broken the mould in the latest addition to the Herd of Cows sculpture project in Morrinsville.
Udderly Hot, the 42nd member of the herd, was unveiled outside the House of Travel Morrinsville branch in Thames St on Sunday afternoon.
Unlike the other painted/moulded versions around town, the House of Travel-sponsored cow was a one-off created by Te Aroha sculptor Adrian Worsley.
The unique design, made from recycled metal, features a travelling cow - complete with sunhat - sitting on a suitcase.
House of Travel Morrinsville owner/operators Kate Smyth and Carol Sutton said they wanted to go outside the norm for their member of the Morrinsville herd.
They immediately turned to Adrian Worsley who had created a dog-orientated bike rack for them in Te Aroha. The dog was a private sponsorship from Kate Smyth as Te Aroha is her home town.
At Sunday’s unveiling, Worsley said Udderly Hot took more than two months to put together.
He made a “few drawings” and created the eye-catching work from “one hundred per cent scrap”.
Kate Smyth and Carol Sutton had discussions early on with the Cow Committee about the design.