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Sculpture As Found Art
Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. [from wikipedia]
Black Bear Diner Branch Art Castle In A Front Yard Cheemah, Mother of the Spirit-Fire Cut Metal Sculpture On Wall Equestrian Eugene Federal Court Fish In Pond Garbage Eating Goat Giuseppe Verdi Statue 1913 Indigo Hammond and Playle Architects Misc. Sculpture The Davis Needle 2019 Theodore Dehone Judah Sculpture 1930 Tourist Stomper Sculpture
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Black Bear Diner, Commercial Sculptures, 255 2nd Street, Davis, California

The residents of Davis certainly love their home-cooked meals. . . and that's exactly where Black Bear Diner comes in. We make sure that every meal delivered to your table is the very best that it can be, and that you always receive the most exemplary service around. We invite you to bring your family and friends to our lovely diner. You'll be glad you did.[from black bear diner website]

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Branch Art, Artist: Unknown, Beach Loop Road, Bandon, Oregon

The Western tradition of sculpture began in ancient Greece, and Greece is widely seen as producing great masterpieces in the classical period. During the Middle Ages, Gothic sculpture represented the agonies and passions of the Christian faith. The revival of classical models in the Renaissance produced famous sculptures such as Michelangelo's David. Modernist sculpture moved away from traditional processes and the emphasis on the depiction of the human body, with the making of constructed sculpture, and the presentation of found objects as finished art works.[from wikipedia]

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Cheemah, Mother of the Spirit-Fire, Artist: Osprey Orielle Lake, International Cheemah Monument, Jack London Square, Oakland, California

Cheemah, Mother of the Spirit-Fire is an eighteen-foot (5.5 meter) tall bronze monument dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity, world unity and care for the earth. Osprey Orielle Lake is the artist and founder of the International Cheemah Monument Project.[from Cheemah Monument website]

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Equestrian, by Artist: Unknown, As A Sculpture, As Found Art, Emeryville, California

A sculpture of a man riding a horse was on a lawn across the 59th Street where Paladeau Street hits it.There was no sign or signature on or near the sculpture to identify the artist.

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Eugene Federal Court, Metal Sculpture, Artist: Unknown, 405 East 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon

The courthouse is located at 405 East 8th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon, between Mill and Ferry Streets. Photo identification is required to enter the courthouse. The courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Metered parking is available on East 8th and Ferry Streets, and several small paid parking lots are nearby. [from uscourt website]

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Fish In Pond, Metal Sculpture, Artist: Unknown, Eugene, Oregon

Fish are aquatic, craniate, gill-bearing animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish as well as various extinct related groups.[from wikipedia]

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Garbage Eating Goat, by Artist: Sister Paula Turnbull, As A Sculpture, As Found Art, Spokane, Washington

Surrounded by a grotto of basalt columns is one of the most perennially popular remnants of Riverfront Park's past - the "Garbage Goat." Sculpted by Sister Paula Turnbull, a local nun and leading figure in Inland Northwest arts, this statue seems like an unlikely source of controversy. Yet, it became part of one of the oddest and longest-lasting debates during Expo 1974. Highlighting the hidden tensions of the fair's themes and exposing the attitudes of Spokanites and fair visitors alike, this steel goat became a cipher for understanding the world's fair.[from Spokane Historical Society website]

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Indigo Hammond and Playle Architects, Sculpture, Artist: Unknown, 909 5th Street, Davis, California

Our designs integrate art, architecture, and ecology to address the needs of today while preserving the world for future generations.[from their website]

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Misc. Sculpture, As Found Art

Most is unidentified, but many have been identified. These are all early shots, taken before we began to organize art by artist.

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Cut Metal Sculpture On Wall, A Nature Scene, East 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon

In physics, a metal is generally regarded as any substance capable of conducting electricity at a temperature of absolute zero.[from wikipedia]

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The Davis Needle 2019, Artists: Mark Grieve & Llana Spector, Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel, 3rd Street and University Avenue, At border to UC Davis, Davis, California

The sculpture was commissioned back in 2011 in conjunction with the Third Street Improvements Project, which was intended to promote safer pedestrian travel and overall beautification. The project was delayed, which subsequently delayed the installation of the obelisk.[the California Aggie]

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Theodore Dehone Judah Sculpture 1930, "That the West may Remember", Theodore Dehone Judah , Pioneer Civil Engineer, Advocate of Transcontinental Railroad, Old Town, Sacramento, California

Theodore Dehone Judah (March 4, 1826 - November 2, 1863) was an American railroad and civil engineer who was a central figure in the original promotion, establishment, and design of the First Transcontinental Railroad. He found investors for what became the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR). As chief engineer, he performed much of the land survey work to determine the best route for the railroad over the Sierra Nevada mountains.[from wikipedia]

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Tourist Stomper Sculpture, Artists: Wendy and Michelle Arbeit, Jack London Square, Oakland, California

Invite Stomper to your upcoming event or to visit your seat, suite or tailgate at an A's game! The lovable elephant is a great way to entertain crowds at all types of events.[from A's baseball site]

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Giuseppe Verdi Statue 1913, Artist: Orazio Grossoni, Bronze on Granite, Text On Pedestal: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer best known for his operas. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, receiving a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Vincenzo Bellini, whose works significantly influenced him.[from wikipedia]

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Castle In A Front Yard, As Found Art Sculpture, N. Jefferson & Cheshire Avenue, Eugene, Oregon

A castle (from Latin: castellum) is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages by predominantly the nobility or royalty and by military orders. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for royalty or nobility; and from a fortified settlement, which was a public defense -- though there are many similarities among these types of construction.[from wikipedia]


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