"Turtle Musicians" 2003, Eugene, Oregon By Peter Helzer An American Artist

The Sign
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A small sign at the base of the sculpture read:

Turtle Musicians
Peter Helzer, 2003
Funded by
City Of Eugene 1% For Art


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:00 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5533
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Easily Overlooked
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This sculpture was easy to miss. It was small, and partly hidden by a hedge.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:10 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5535
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Three Turtles
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The sculpture was atop a stone bench and featured three turtles playing musical instruments.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:18 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5536
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Played A Clarinet
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The turtle on the left played a clarinet. The other two turtles backed him up with a squeeze box and a guitar.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:26 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5537
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Guitar Player
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The turtle on the right played the guitar. The other two turtles backed him up with a squeeze box and a clarinet.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:38 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5538
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Clarinet Player
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The clarinet player's eyes were uneven.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:49 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5539
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The Squeeze Box
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The squeeze box player was the middle of the three turtles.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:53 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5540
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The Guitar Player
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The guitar player was the rightmost of the three turtles.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:56 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5541
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The Feet
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A close shot of the feet of one of the turtles.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:47:05 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5542
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The Hands
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A close shot of the hands of the turtle that played the clarinet.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:47:08 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5543
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Hand Under Strap
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A close shot of the hand under a strap of a squeeze box.


"Turtle Musicians" 2003   •  By Peter Helzer external link An American Artist   •  Broadway, Eugene, Oregon   •  (Date Photographed: 10:47:12 Saturday 12 December 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 15 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_5544
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