Artist Loïs Cordelia paints her statue for Pigs Gone Wild with images of Christchurch Mansion and Ipswich Waterfront

Lois Cordelia painting Pig-Geswyk for the Pigs Gone Wild art trail.

Lois Cordelia painting Pig-Geswyk for the Pigs Gone Wild art trail. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds people visited an artist as she decorated a pig sculpture with Ipswich’s best known landmarks.

Loïs Cordelia painting Pig-Geswyk at La Tour Cycle Cafe.

Loïs Cordelia painting Pig-Geswyk at La Tour Cycle Cafe. - Credit: Archant

Loïs Cordelia created the work of art at La Tour Cycle Cafe on Wednesday and Thursday and invited the community to take a look.

The finished sculpture, named Pig-Geswyk, will join 39 other large pig sculptures designed by artists and sponsored by local businesses, and 30 junior pigs created by schools, in an art trail across Ipswich next month as part of St Elizabeth Hospice’s Pigs Gone Wild project.

Pig-Geswyk, which was sponsored by the town’s Business Improvement District company, Ipswich Central, depicts Christchurch Mansion on one side, and Ipswich Waterfront on the other.

Loïs said: “It went really well, I loved every minute of it.

“It was really well attended we had hundreds of people coming and going over the two days.”

Helen Dodman from Ipswich Central also dropped by to see Pig-Geswyk’s process, and Loïs said she was “thrilled”.

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To say thank you to Anna Matthews, owner of La Tour Cycle Cafe, for allowing her to use the venue, Loïs painted a tiny bicycle propped up against Christchurch Mansion on the pig.

“It was great fun and everyone commented more than anything else on the glowing golden colour scheme,” Loïs added.

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