PROJECT The Year of the Jersey Cow
The Year of the Jersey Cow project.
This major artwork is sited in at West’s Centre, St. Helier, capital of the Channel Island, Jersey.
This large commission was for a group of Jersey cattle to be modelled by McKenna and then cast in bronze for a prominent site in the town centre in celebration of the world famous cattle breed.
It consists of four life-size bronze cattle around a drinking trough and is a highly representational observation of the breed, acting as a historical record of the physical form of the Island Jersey breed for future generations to come.
For John the sculpture project was a journey of discovery about a farm animal he had often taken for granted but by the end of the project after many months of observing the breed he realised how beautiful an animal bred to perfection could be.