Dubull Eagull (2001), Peter Forakis, An American Artist
This inspiring work by Peter Forakis had never been assembled until it was dedicated in September 2008 at the Petaluma Railroad Depot, home of the Petaluma Visitors Center and the Petaluma Arts Center. [from Voight Family website]
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The Sign
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"Dubull Eagull" 2001 external link
By Peter Forakis external link An American Artist
Petaluma Railroad Depot external link
Petaluma, California external link
(Date Photographed: 16:07:24 Thursday 22 February 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 13 April 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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A sign on the sculpture's base read:

Peter Forakis
Dubull Eagull, 2001
Steel
Collection of the Artist
Installation Courtesy of the
Voight Family Sculpture Foundation


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Towered Over
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"Dubull Eagull" 2001 external link
By Peter Forakis external link An American Artist
Petaluma Railroad Depot external link
Petaluma, California external link
(Date Photographed: 16:08:07 Thursday 22 February 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 13 April 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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The sculpture was so tall it towered over the Petaluma Railroad Depot.


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Four Planes
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"Dubull Eagull" 2001 external link
By Peter Forakis external link An American Artist
Petaluma Railroad Depot external link
Petaluma, California external link
(Date Photographed: 16:08:23 Thursday 22 February 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 13 April 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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The lower half of the sculpture was composed of four planes of steel intersecting and welded together.


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The Top
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"Dubull Eagull" 2001 external link
By Peter Forakis external link An American Artist
Petaluma Railroad Depot external link
Petaluma, California external link
(Date Photographed: 16:08:27 Thursday 22 February 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 13 April 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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The top of the sculpture was a mirror image of the lower half. Here, against the sky, the sculpture resembled two Christian crosses holding hands.


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Top Detail
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"Dubull Eagull" 2001 external link
By Peter Forakis external link An American Artist
Petaluma Railroad Depot external link
Petaluma, California external link
(Date Photographed: 16:08:44 Thursday 22 February 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 13 April 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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A closer shot of the top and a more detailed look at the welds used to create the illusion of intersecting planes.


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The Whole Sculpture
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"Dubull Eagull" 2001 external link
By Peter Forakis external link An American Artist
Petaluma Railroad Depot external link
Petaluma, California external link
(Date Photographed: 16:09:08 Thursday 22 February 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 13 April 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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The whole sculpture seen from behind with the SMART railroad crossing just beyond.


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Lower Half Bare Tree
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"Dubull Eagull" 2001 external link
By Peter Forakis external link An American Artist
Petaluma Railroad Depot external link
Petaluma, California external link
(Date Photographed: 16:09:16 Thursday 22 February 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 13 April 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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#C18_1710


A view of the lower half of the sculpture with a winter bare tree just beyond it.


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Feet Bolted
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"Dubull Eagull" 2001 external link
By Peter Forakis external link An American Artist
Petaluma Railroad Depot external link
Petaluma, California external link
(Date Photographed: 16:10:12 Thursday 22 February 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 13 April 2018)
© 2018 Bryan Costales
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The feet of the sculpture were bolted to a thick concrete slab. Only when looking at the feet, does one realize that the vertical pieces were offset from each other.


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