"Marker Of Origin" 2005, Eugene, Oregon, by Betsy Wolfston and David Thompson

The Plaque
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A small plaque on the base of the sculpture identified it.

Marker Of Origin
David Thompson &
Betsy Wolfston, 2005
Funded by City of Eugene 1% for Art


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:43:19 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0006
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Center Of Roundabout
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The sculpture occupied the center of a roundabout that separated long term from short term parking at the Amtrak Station.


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:43:56 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0009
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History And Distances
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Around the base were historical moments in Eugene's history and distances to locations of interest. For example, "First Eugene Farmer's Market Begins 1915," and "Willamette River 8 blocks."


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:44:25 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0011
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Reflectors
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Above the base that (from this angle) read, "Hundreds protest tree cutting for Broadway Place," and "Tierra del Fuego 7552 miles," were amber and white reflectors. Those reflectors prevented cars from hitting the sculpture at night.


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:44:45 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0012
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Tile-work Wrapped It
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Tile-work wrapped the upper part of the sculpture. Here, that tile contained the words, "World but you Must."


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:44:58 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0013
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Higher Tile
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Higher tile work read, "The Trouble."


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:45:01 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0014
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The Highest Tile
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The highest wrap of tile work read, "John Prescott."


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:45:03 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0015
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Places Never
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On the other side of the sculpture the highest band of tile read, "Places Never."


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:45:06 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0016
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The Very Top
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The very top of the sculpture showed directions in delicate curves of metal by David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist.


"Marker Of Origin" 2005 external link   •  Betsy Wolfston, Ceramic Artist external link   •  David Thompson, Blacksmith Artist   •  A ceramic, cement, gold leaf and steel sculpture   •  Amtrak Station, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 08:45:21 Friday 22 January 2016)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 28 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_0018
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