"A Parade Of Animals" 1991, By Peter Helzer An American Artist

Parade On Rainy Day
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A parade of animals was a sculpture in State Capital State Park. The ground was wet, and the sky overcast, because this shot was taken between downpours.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:39:41 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5203
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The Sign
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A bronze sign, set in concrete, identified the sculpture and its origin. It read in part:

"A Parade Of Animals"
By Peter Helzer
A Public Sculpture Honoring The Children Of Oregon

That information was followed by a list of benefactors, friends, supporters, and special thanks.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:39:54 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5204
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Two Frogs On Stilts
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The leader of the parade was a figure formed by two frogs on stilts wearing shoes.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:40:11 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5206
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One Frog Worked The Stilts
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Only one frog worked the silts. The other frog sat on the head of the first and played the concertina.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:40:22 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5207
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The Two Frogs
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One frog played the concertina external link while the other walked the parade using stilts.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:40:27 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5208
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Shoe On Stilt
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A close shot of the shoe on the bottom of one of the stilts.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:40:32 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5209
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Alligators And A Raven
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Two alligators marched next in the parade. One played the drums and blew a horn. On the head of the larger alligator rode a raven.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:40:38 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5210
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Raven Played A Violin
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The raven, riding on top of the tall alligator, played a tiny violin.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:40:47 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5211
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The Raven Up Close
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A close shot of the raven and its tiny violin. Note that the violin lacks strings.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:40:52 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5212
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Played Clarinet And Beat Drum
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The larger of the two alligators played a clarinet using only his mouth and beat a large drum carried by straps around his neck.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:40:56 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5213
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Tails Dragged Behind
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As the two alligators marched off we could see their tails dragging on the ground behind them.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:41:04 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5214
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The Small Alligator
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The small alligator walked beside the larger one. Fortunately that alligator was short enough to avoid being hit in the head as the drum was beat.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:41:13 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5212
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Rodents With French Horn
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Three rodents followed last in the parade and carried a French horn wearing glasses to appear as a face.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:41:22 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5217
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French Horn Face
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Glasses on a French horn created the appearance of a face. Below were rodents disguised with a blanket or tarp.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:41:28 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5218
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Lead Rodent Peered Out
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The lead rodent peered out from under the covering cloth.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:41:32 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5219
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Middle Sized Rodent
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In the center was a second, and smaller, rodent who also peered out from under the covering cloth.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 15:41:37 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5220
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Trailing Rodent
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A trailing rodent peered out from under the cloth covering. Notice a dip in the covering that gathered rain water and fall leaves.


"A Parade Of Animals" 1991   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  State Capital State Park internal link   •  Salem, Oregon   •  44° 56' 20.87" N, 123° 1' 59.02" W   •  (Date Photographed: 15:41:46 Sunday 8 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Monday 30 November 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5221
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