"Sow Hand" is sponsored by the law firm of Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC, which chose the design to represent its dedication to charitable giving and its emphasis in 2001 on assisting the homeless. This design was crafted by painting the pig with a pink base coat, and then transporting it to the officers of Ryan Swanson Cleveland, where the following were invited to place their handprints on the pig using non-toxic paints in a rainbow of colors. "Sow Hand" includes prints from Ryan Swanson (orange and purple), the First Avenue Service Center (red and green), and YouthCare (yellow and blue).
Alex Sargeant & Sam Weis
After studying Fine Arts at the University of Iowa, Sam Weis pursued a career in commercial photography and as a painter using acrylics and oils. Alex Sargeant is a fine art photographer working primarily with the human form and urban/transitional landscapes.
Location, Summer 2001
3rd & Spring
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland PLLC
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm with over 40 attorneys committed to exceptional representation and unparalleled client service since 1897.
Purchase Price at Auction on October 13, 2001