Absence Of Emptiness, A Sculpture By Juergen Eckstein

The Plaque Credited Gottfried Benn
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A Plaque embedded in the grass near to the statue credited, "Absence Of Emptiness" by Juergen Eckstein, Redwood --2012, Inspired by Gottfried Benn's external link Poem "Two Things."


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:26:29 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3336
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A Tight Crowd Carved
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The statue featured a tight crowd of people all gathered into a confined space. The location of the statue was well chosen, overlooking Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon.


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:26:54 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3338
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Not Just People But Creatures Too
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The statue was composed of not just people. Near the top on this face were two owls.


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:27:05 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3339
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On Backside Were Stairs
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On the backside of this "Absence Of Emptiness" statue was a stairway.


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:27:38 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3341
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A Man Peeked Out From Behind
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On the beach facing side of the sculpture was this face of a man, a scarf around his neck, and peeking out from behind a carved woman's hair.


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:27:46 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3342
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A Goat Head next to Stairs
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Also on the beach side of the sculpture was a goat's head next to the stairs.


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:27:53 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3343
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Carved Man Stared Toward Town
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A man carved into the town facing side of the sculpture gazed forever with longing at the town he would never reach.


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:28:11 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3345
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Upside Down Man
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A man hung upside down from the sculpture and next to his upside down face were dozens of tiny faces crowded together.


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:28:39 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3347
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A Woman's Face On Top
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A woman's face was the highest person carved into this sculpture. She was facing the sea, the beach, and the next tsunami.


Absence Of Emptiness, 2012   •  Media: Redwood   •  Artist: Juergen Eckstein external link   •  Overlooking Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon   •  (Photo Taken 11:28:46 Monday 29 June 2015)   •  (Story Posted Sunday 12 July 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3348
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