MALMESBURY street artist Syd turned the tables on fellow artist Damien Hirst by building a mock up of him in a formaldehyde-filled tank for cows to appreciate.

The artwork was installed in a field next to the Highgrove estate at Tetbury this week by Luke Hollingworth and drew attention from passers-by as well as the bullocks at Elmestree Farm.

Hirst, who is restoring a country mansion not far away at Winchcombe, is famous for his Turner Prize-winning cow and calf in formaldehyde.

Luke called his version Formaldeshed – For the Love of Cows and put it up as part of his bid to win a national shed of the year contest. He plans to take it on the road and set it up in different locations.

He said: “When you’re a street artist and you don’t have many streets you have to get a bit creative, so the fields are my walls.”

Luke uses the name Syd for his art, which he creates in his Stencil Shed at the bottom of his garden. His latest installation was part of a bid to win a national shed of the year contest.

He was recently at the centre of a furious row in Malmesbury after installing joke chain store signs including “Blockbust” and “Vomit” above empty shops.