"Breathing Post"
By Pete Beeman An American Artist

The interactive sculpture "Breathing Post" at the Salem Convention Center, in Salem, Oregon.
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Breathing Post Sign
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"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
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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


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The Hand Crank
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"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


This statue was an interactive one. A hand crank was provided that allowed the viewer to animate the ribs high up in the air.


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Video: Ribs Moving
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"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


A video showing the ribs moving in response to the hand crank being turned by a person down below.


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The Entire Sculpture
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"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


The entire sculpture in context with its movable ribs at the top and it hand crank down below at sidewalk level.


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Detail Of Mechanics
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"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


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.


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