"The Storyteller" 2003, Eugene, Oregon By Peter Helzer An American Artist

A Plaque
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A plaque on the base of the sculpture read,

The Storyteller
Ken Kesey
1935-2001
Dedicated on November 14, 2003
Sculpture by Peter Helzer


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:35:23 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Quotations Around The Base
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Several quotations from the Ken Kesey novel, "Sometimes A Great Notion," were placed around the base of the sculpture. Here was one example of one such quotation.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:35:42 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Man Read To Children
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The statue represented Ken Kesey by showing him reading to a woman and two children. The woman was his granddaughter Kate Smith, and the two boys were his two grandsons Caleb Kesey and Jordan Smith.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:35:58 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Statue In Context
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The statue shown in the context of Broadway Plaza with a section of brick sidewalk along Willamette Street shown to the right of the photo.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:36:07 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Ken Read
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Ken Kesey (the man in the statue) read a book. His hat was wet because this photo was taken in Eugene, Oregon.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:36:41 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Page Graffiti
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Pages of the book had fallen prey to graffiti. On the left was, "EF PL" and on the right was "Honpoy Eass," both scratched into the page surfaces.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:36:52 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Woman And boys
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Opposite Ken Kesey reading were his three grandchildren (left to right) Kate Smith, Caleb Kesey and Jordan Smith.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:36:59 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Sculpture From Back
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The sculpture seen from its back with the intersection of Broadway and Willamette Street beyond.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:37:09 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Kate Smith
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A closer shot showing Kate Smith on the left and Caleb Kesey on the right.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:37:30 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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11
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Kate Smith wore sandals that day, despite the rain and cold wind.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:37:44 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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Ken Kesey's Shoe
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A close up shot of Ken Kesey's shoe with a five pointed star on it.


"The Storyteller" 2003 external link   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Honoring Ken Kesey external link (1935-2001)   •  Broadway Plaza
Broadway and Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:37:48 Saturday 5 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 19 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales
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