"Steamboat Gateway" 2002, By Miles Pepper An American Artist

A Sign Labeled The Sculpture
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A small sign at the base of one of the two sculptures read, "Steamboat Gateway, Miles Pepper, 2002."


"Steamboat Gateway" 2002   •  By Miles Pepper, An American Artist   •  At S.W. Madison Avenue and S.W. 1st Street   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:56:11 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 26 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5346
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Two Sculptures
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Two sculptures faced each other across S.W. 1st Street. They formed a border or gateway to the street beyond. It was called "Steamboat Gateway" because in the 1800's S.W. 1st Street led to river steamboats that hauled freight and food.


"Steamboat Gateway" 2002   •  By Miles Pepper, An American Artist   •  At S.W. Madison Avenue and S.W. 1st Street   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:56:34 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 26 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5347
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Birds Atop Each Column
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Three metal birds in flight were atop each column. The birds were mounted in such a way that they could rotate when the wind blew.


"Steamboat Gateway" 2002   •  By Miles Pepper, An American Artist   •  At S.W. Madison Avenue and S.W. 1st Street   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:56:54 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 26 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5349
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One Individual Bird
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A close up shot of one of the three birds atop each column. Notice how the bird was mounted atop a steel pivot.


"Steamboat Gateway" 2002   •  By Miles Pepper, An American Artist   •  At S.W. Madison Avenue and S.W. 1st Street   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:56:59 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 26 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5350
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Color Blended With Fall Leaves
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The color of the metal used to create the birds blended well with the fall leaves on trees behind them.


"Steamboat Gateway" 2002   •  By Miles Pepper, An American Artist   •  At S.W. Madison Avenue and S.W. 1st Street   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:57:07 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 26 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5351
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Base At Ground Level
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The base of one of the columns at ground level was drab and uninteresting. The columns, which could have been artistic in their own right, were instead created only to hold up the birds.


"Steamboat Gateway" 2002   •  By Miles Pepper, An American Artist   •  At S.W. Madison Avenue and S.W. 1st Street   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:57:18 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 26 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5353
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Graffiti On Columns
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A tiny bit of graffiti had appeared on one of the columns. The word "Matty," was written near the top of the white band and above a sticker that had been recently removed.


"Steamboat Gateway" 2002   •  By Miles Pepper, An American Artist   •  At S.W. Madison Avenue and S.W. 1st Street   •  Corvallis, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 11:57:36 Monday 9 November 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 26 December 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5354
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