Centaur 2017, Artist: Laura Klimpton, Dogpatch area of, San Francisco, California

Rear Feet And Tail
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Its rear feet were attached to a round metal plate, and that plate was attached to a raised wooden platform. The tail rested on the metal plate but didn't appear attached to that plate.


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Welded Metal
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The statue of the Centaur was created from welded metal, some of it painted, and some of it unpainted and rusted.


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Centaur Rearing Up
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The stature of a centaur rearing up was located in the Dogpatch Arts Plaza at the end of 19th Street where it crosses Indiana Street. To the statue's left was a mural and to its right was a cafe. Behind it was handy seating for the weary tourist or the resting lunch eater.


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Front Legs And Torso
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The centaur's front legs were raised as if about to kick. Those legs were attached to a brightly painted torso.


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The Arms Hung
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The two arms of the Centaur hung by its side. The were created from bare metal, in contrast to the painted torso.


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Centaur's Face
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The face of the Centaur was made of bare metal. Hair, ears, nose, mouth and chin were all created from strips of bent and welded metal.


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Haunch And Tail
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The back view of the haunch and tail of the Centaur sculpture, attached to a round metal plate, attached to a raised wooden platform.


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Centaur Rump
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The rump of the Centaur as its front body rose off the ground.


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Back Of Human Top
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A view from the back of the Centaur's human top with its two hanging arms and long curly hair.


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Welds
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A closer view of the body showing its individual welds of strips of painted or rusted metal.


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Front Leg
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A closer view of the Centaur's left leg. Notice the armature of square tubing welded into an L to hold up the leg.


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Right Front Hoof
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A closer view of the right front hoof. Note how the armature ends in a blob of welds just above the hoof.


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The Left Hand
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A closer view of the left hand of the Centaur. Note how the fingers were made from bits of round steel tubing.


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Face
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A closer view of the Centaur's face with a modern building behind it. Notice how a bent piece of metal can emulate a cheek bone. The pointed ears suggest the Centaur is not half man half horse, but rather half non-man half horse.


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