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…when summers ran on forever and life was sweet innocence and joy
OAC IdentifierKEP: 90-7
Title…when summers ran on forever and life was sweet innocence and joy
Artwork DescriptionA color-reversed photograph of a young goat grazing the ground for food. The rectangle in the middle of the piece assigns focus to the goat's head. Tiny weed-like flowers surround the goat.
Description on ObjectJan Kepley; © 1989; EOSC LOSO Hall; ""when summers ran on forever & life was sweet innocence & joy.""
NotesThis award was originally made to enhance Loso Hall at the Eastern Oregon State College. In 1997 Eastern Oregon State College became Eastern Oregon University.
For a campus map, detailing the location of Loso Hall, see

Artist StatementA pregnant yearling Nubian goat grazing spring clover; so simple, but the colors are reversed. This is, afterall, not a photograph of the goat itself, but an expression of the memory of the epiphany of that moment, that little slice of eternity that resonates through me, reminding me of my own youth and innocence now passed, with all those enormous questions, such as, "What are you going to do with your life?", still not asked; and with all those beautiful, innocent, fading memories, on which we've based our lives, whoever we are, and whatever w come to do, caught in that sparkling private eternity, the memories. (Kepley, 1990)
LC SubjectPhotography
Photography, Abstract
Photography of animals
Photography, Artistic
Color photography
AAT SubjectCibachrome (TM)
color photography
CreatorKepley, Jan
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: Eastern Oregon Regional Arts. You may view their website at
Artwork Creation Date1990
Award Date(s)1990
Artwork Measurements13.5 x 20 inches
Materials/Techniquecibachrome photograph
Source Formatslide
Artwork SiteLa Grande Oregon. Eastern Oregon University. Loso Hall
Site AddressOne University Boulevard, La Grande Oregon
CountyUnion County, Oregon
Image Processing HistoryMaster tiff image captured at 4000 pixels across the long edge using SilverFast AI 6.0 software. Digital images in tiff format are archived and saved. Adobe Photoshop CS2 used to reorient and crop image, set and neutralize shadow and highlight points, adjust levels, contrast and sharpen as needed. Second production tiff saved. Color profile converted from Adobe RGB (1998) to sRGB IEC61966-2.1, resolution revised to 125 pixels, resize longer dimension to 875 pixels; save display jpeg at quality level 6.
RightsCopyright is retained by the artist or author. All rights reserved.
ContributorsUniversity of Oregon Libraries; Oregon Arts Commission
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Digital Collection TitleUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Oregon Public Percent for Art Digital Collection.
Contributing InstitutionContributing Institution
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