"Precision" 2010, Ken Smith

Leaping Dolphin
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The statue was made of stainless steel with a polished stainless steel ball balanced on its nose.


"Precision" 2010   •  Artist: Ken Smith   •  Material: Stainless Steel   •  Urban Trees 7 external link   •  Port Of San Diego Public Art Program external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 29 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:48:33 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1072
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By A Tall Ship
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A statue of a leaping dolphin was on exhibit near the bow of the Star Of India tall ship.


"Precision" 2010   •  Artist: Ken Smith   •  Material: Stainless Steel   •  Urban Trees 7 external link   •  Port Of San Diego Public Art Program external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 29 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:48:19 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1071
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Mechanical Details
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A closeup shot of the mechanics at the base of the dolphin. And no, the dolphin could not rotate.


"Precision" 2010   •  Artist: Ken Smith   •  Material: Stainless Steel   •  Urban Trees 7 external link   •  Port Of San Diego Public Art Program external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 29 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:48:41 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1073
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Mechanical Detail Of Hoop
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The dolphin was leaping up through a hoop. The shot shows the anchor point for that hoop.


"Precision" 2010   •  Artist: Ken Smith   •  Material: Stainless Steel   •  Urban Trees 7 external link   •  Port Of San Diego Public Art Program external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 29 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:48:41 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1074
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Polished Ball
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The photographer is seen taking a picture of the polished stainless steel ball balanced on the dolphin's nose.


"Precision" 2010   •  Artist: Ken Smith   •  Material: Stainless Steel   •  Urban Trees 7 external link   •  Port Of San Diego Public Art Program external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 29 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:48:49 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1075
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Flippers And Burnished Body
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The flippers of the dolphin were welded to the body. The body had a burnished stainless steel finish.


"Precision" 2010   •  Artist: Ken Smith   •  Material: Stainless Steel   •  Urban Trees 7 external link   •  Port Of San Diego Public Art Program external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 29 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:48:55 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1076
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The Sign
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The sign on the planter base read:

Precision
Ken Smith
Port Of San Diego Public Art Program
(619) 686-7246 | www.portofsandiego.org
Unified Port of San Diego
Do Not Climb On The Artwork


"Precision" 2010   •  Artist: Ken Smith   •  Material: Stainless Steel   •  Urban Trees 7 external link   •  Port Of San Diego Public Art Program external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 29 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 15:48:05 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1070
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