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Great Blue Heron Sculpture, Artist: Jed Turner, 13th Avenue and Alder Street, An American Artist, Eugene, Oregon

The Sign
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The sign, that identified this sculpture. read:

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias [sic]
Jud Turner, 2012


Great Blue Heron external link Sculpture external link 2012   •  Artist: Jud Turner (1960-) external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  13th Avenue and Alder Street external link   •  Eugene external link Oregon external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:13:10 Friday 12 May 2023)   •  Date Published: Saturday 13 May 2023)   •  © 2023 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_0202
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Another Sign
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Another sign, attached to the base of this sculpture, read:

Commissioned in Partnership
City Of Eugene, The Duck Store
University Of Oregon
Dedicated for Eugene's 150th
Birthday. October 20, 2012


Great Blue Heron external link Sculpture external link 2012   •  Artist: Jud Turner (1960-) external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  13th Avenue and Alder Street external link   •  Eugene external link Oregon external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:13:00 Friday 12 May 2023)   •  Date Published: Saturday 13 May 2023)   •  © 2023 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_0201
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Big Bird
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The big bird stood on a concrete platform at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Alder Street. A bicycle path ran behind the sculpture.


Great Blue Heron external link Sculpture external link 2012   •  Artist: Jud Turner (1960-) external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  13th Avenue and Alder Street external link   •  Eugene external link Oregon external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:11:31 Friday 12 May 2023)   •  Date Published: Saturday 13 May 2023)   •  © 2023 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_0194
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People For Scale
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People walking behind the sculpture served as a scale to show how tall the sculpture was.


Great Blue Heron external link Sculpture external link 2012   •  Artist: Jud Turner (1960-) external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  13th Avenue and Alder Street external link   •  Eugene external link Oregon external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:11:48 Friday 12 May 2023)   •  Date Published: Saturday 13 May 2023)   •  © 2023 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #c23_0195
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Three Eyes
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The bird had three eyes so that it would appear to have two eyes when viewed from either side.


Great Blue Heron external link Sculpture external link 2012   •  Artist: Jud Turner (1960-) external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  13th Avenue and Alder Street external link   •  Eugene external link Oregon external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:12:04 Friday 12 May 2023)   •  Date Published: Saturday 13 May 2023)   •  © 2023 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_0196
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The Feet
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The feet of the great blue heron were made partly of springs. A chicken bone lay on the platform behind the feet.


Great Blue Heron external link Sculpture external link 2012   •  Artist: Jud Turner (1960-) external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  13th Avenue and Alder Street external link   •  Eugene external link Oregon external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:12:42 Friday 12 May 2023)   •  Date Published: Saturday 13 May 2023)   •  © 2023 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_0197
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The Legs
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The legs of the great blue heron appeared to be made of gears and chains.


Great Blue Heron external link Sculpture external link 2012   •  Artist: Jud Turner (1960-) external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  13th Avenue and Alder Street external link   •  Eugene external link Oregon external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:12:46 Friday 12 May 2023)   •  Date Published: Saturday 13 May 2023)   •  © 2023 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_0198
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A Crane Behind
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A construction crane stood high behind the great blue heron.


Great Blue Heron external link Sculpture external link 2012   •  Artist: Jud Turner (1960-) external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  13th Avenue and Alder Street external link   •  Eugene external link Oregon external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:12:51 Friday 12 May 2023)   •  Date Published: Saturday 13 May 2023)   •  © 2023 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_0199
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