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TitleNovember Sprinter
Artwork DescriptionA bronze exterior installation piece that extends around a recessed entrance to the State Capitol and is broken up into sections that resemble the build-up of organic forms.
NotesThe 1 1/4 ton sculpture on which Tom Morandi worked for nearly a year in his studio in Lowell, Oregon was cast from bronze, using the resin sand process. Of the problems inherent in creating a relief sculpture for an area such as the State Street entrance facade, Morandi said, "Put simply, sculpture in its truest form is the control of space. Standard relief sculpture with its elimination of all but one side makes this extremely difficult. The solution it seems , lies in developing forms that rely on the specific contours of the site rather than ignoring or attempting to make them."
LC SubjectArt metal-work
Bronze sculpture
Sculpture -- Technique
Metal sculpture
AAT Subjectsculpture (visual work)
public sculpture
outdoor sculpture
CreatorMorandi, Thomas (Tom)
About the ArtistTom Morandi received his B.S. in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Ohio University in 1971.He has been a Professor of Art at Oregon State University since 1989.
Artist URL
Regional Arts CouncilThe Oregon Arts Commission has ten Regional Arts Councils that provide delivery of art services and information. The Council for this location is: Mid-Valley Arts. You may view their website at:
Award Date(s)1976
Artwork Measurements6 x 30 x 18 feet
Artwork SiteSalem Oregon. State Capitol Building. Wings
Locationabove south (State Street) entrance
Site Address900 Court Street N.E., Salem Oregon
CountyMarion County, Oregon
RightsCopyright is retained by the artist or author. All rights reserved.
Digital Collection TitleUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Oregon Public Percent for Art Digital Collection.
Contributing InstitutionContributing Institution
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