"Breathing Post", By Pete Beeman An American Artist

Breathing Post Sign
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A small sign labeled the exhibit of this tall statue. It read:

Breathing Post
Stainless steel, aluminum,
powder-coated steel,
and mechanics
2004
Pete Beeman
Oregonian, 1957-
Collection of Salem Convention Center


"Breathing Post" 2004   •  By Pete Beeman, 1957- external link   •  An American Artist   •  Salem Convention Center external link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:58:40 Monday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 21 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5083
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The Hand Crank
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This statue was an interactive one. A hand crank was provided that allowed the viewer to animate the ribs high up in the air.


"Breathing Post" 2004   •  By Pete Beeman, 1957- external link   •  An American Artist   •  Salem Convention Center external link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:58:49 Monday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 21 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5085
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Video: Ribs Moving
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A video showing the ribs moving in response to the hand crank being turned by a person down below.


"Breathing Post" 2004   •  By Pete Beeman, 1957- external link   •  An American Artist   •  Salem Convention Center external link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:58:55 Monday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 21 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5086
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The Entire Sculpture
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The entire sculpture in context with its movable ribs at the top and it hand crank down below at sidewalk level.


"Breathing Post" 2004   •  By Pete Beeman, 1957- external link   •  An American Artist   •  Salem Convention Center external link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:59:05 Monday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 21 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5087
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Detail Of Mechanics
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A close up detail shot of the mechanics. Notice the lever that stuck out from the upright. It is that lever that is moved up and down by the hand crank.


"Breathing Post" 2004   •  By Pete Beeman, 1957- external link   •  An American Artist   •  Salem Convention Center external link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:59:18 Monday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 21 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5088
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