"The Ballerina", by Raymond D. Hunter, Central Park, Corvallis, Oregon

The Galvanized Metal Sign
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A small galvanized metal sign labeled the sculpture. It read:

"The Ballerina"
The miracle of grace
and beauty and life
is no miracle to love.
Copyright Raymond D. Hunter
Sculptor 9-79


"The Ballerina" 1979   •  By Raymond D. Hunter external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.97" N, 123° 15' 57.28" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:49:42 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5449
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On Concrete Pedestal
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"The Ballerina" sculpture was elevated on a concrete pedestal that could double as a bench.


"The Ballerina" 1979   •  By Raymond D. Hunter external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.97" N, 123° 15' 57.46" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:49:54 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5450
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Danced With Back To Playground
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"The Ballerina" sculpture danced with her back to the playground. The dancer appeared to be balanced on one toe.


"The Ballerina" 1979   •  By Raymond D. Hunter external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.85" N, 123° 15' 57.39" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:50:05 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5451
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Close Shot Of Front
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A close shot of the front of "The Ballerina" sculpture. Details of her dress and belt could be seen.


"The Ballerina" 1979   •  By Raymond D. Hunter external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.73" N, 123° 15' 57.26" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:50:12 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5452
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Side View With Face
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Here, a side view of "The Ballerina" sculpture revealed the dancer's face.


"The Ballerina" 1979   •  By Raymond D. Hunter external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.68" N, 123° 15' 57.37" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:50:20 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5453
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Not Balanced On Toe
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"The Ballerina" sculpture appeared at a distance to be balanced on a toe, but up close her toe was embedded and brazed to the base to hold up the ballerina.


"The Ballerina" 1979   •  By Raymond D. Hunter external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.85" N, 123° 15' 57.29" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:50:27 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5454
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Her Eyes Closed
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The face of "The Ballerina" sculpture showed her dancing with her eyes closed.


"The Ballerina" 1979   •  By Raymond D. Hunter external link An American Artist   •  Central Park external link   •  along S. Madison Avenue   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  44° 33' 52.82" N, 123° 15' 57.19" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:50:33 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5455
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