"Break Dancer" 1984, by Weltzin Blix An American Artist 1930-

Identifying Sign
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An identifying sign was displayed at the base of the sculpture.

Break Dancer
Bronze
1984 (restored 2012)
Weltzin Blix
Oregonian, 1930-
Collection of The City of Salem


"Break Dancer" 1984 (restored 2012)   •  By Weltzin "Bill" Blix external link An American Artist 1930-   •  Conference Center   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:55:55 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5063
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Twirled Next To Road
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The abstract image of a break dancer appeared to twirl in a bin of lava stones next to a road in downtown Salem, Oregon.


"Break Dancer" 1984 (restored 2012)   •  By Weltzin "Bill" Blix external link An American Artist 1930-   •  Conference Center   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:56:05 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5065
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Convention Center Behind
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The Salem Convention Center was closed that day. The plaza in front of it was vacant except for sculptures on display. One of those sculptures was this "Break Dancer" by Weltzin "Bill" Blix.


"Break Dancer" 1984 (restored 2012)   •  By Weltzin "Bill" Blix external link An American Artist 1930-   •  Conference Center   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:56:11 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5066
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Another Angle
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A semi-side view shot of the "Break Dancer" sculpture. Everything about it was attached to a central cylindrical core.


"Break Dancer" 1984 (restored 2012)   •  By Weltzin "Bill" Blix external link An American Artist 1930-   •  Conference Center   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:56:17 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5067
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The Back Side
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The back side of the "Break Dancer" sculpture no longer resembled a break dancer. Although it was still an interesting statue even from that angle.


"Break Dancer" 1984 (restored 2012)   •  By Weltzin "Bill" Blix external link An American Artist 1930-   •  Conference Center   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:56:24 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5068
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Rain Dotted
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The metal side of the "Break Dancer" sculpture was dotted with rain. Fortunately the storm had just ended.


"Break Dancer" 1984 (restored 2012)   •  By Weltzin "Bill" Blix external link An American Artist 1930-   •  Conference Center   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:56:31 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5069
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The Head Or Face
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A circle of metal represented the head (or possibly just the face) of the break dancer. The rain drops made it appear that he or she had freckles.


"Break Dancer" 1984 (restored 2012)   •  By Weltzin "Bill" Blix external link An American Artist 1930-   •  Conference Center   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:56:39 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5070
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An Arm
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A piece of metal that curved off of the body represented an arm of the break dancer. That arm also functioned as one of the supports for the sculpture as a whole.


"Break Dancer" 1984 (restored 2012)   •  By Weltzin "Bill" Blix external link An American Artist 1930-   •  Conference Center   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 14:56:41 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5071
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