The title of this work suggests that beneath the cowskin veil is a statue of
the Virgin Mary. The cow's udders have been arranged around the statue's head to suggest a sort of crown. The satin
train was made from a wedding dress belonging to the artist's grandmother.
The combination of cow's udders, the Virgin - the 'perfect woman' - and the wedding dress suggests a link between the function of cows and the traditional nurturing role ascribed to women.