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]
Branch Art Castle In A Front Yard Cheemah, Mother of the Spirit-Fire Equestrian Garbage Eating Goat Misc. Sculpture Theodore Dehone Judah Sculpture 1930
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]

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]

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.

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]

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.

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]

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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