Photo of Kows for Kids project

Kows for Kids

Kows for Kids on Parade was a city-wide event that helped raise $2 million for homeless youth services. Lango Hansen participated by designing one of a hundred fiberglass cows that were displayed throughout Portland in the spring of 2002 then later auctioned.

Our entry, ‘Illumoonata’, was painted a metallic copper color and covered with thousands of colorful plexiglass pegs from the children’s toy, Lite Brite. When seen by day, the cow appeared as a gleaming copper figure, but at night, when illuminated from within, the cow was a multi-colored figure of light.


Portland, Oregon


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  • Photo of Kows for Kids project
  • Photo of Kows for Kids project