Storyteller (sculpture) (Eugene, Oregon)

Title
Storyteller (sculpture) (Eugene, Oregon)
LC Subject
Sculpture Outdoor sculpture Sculpture, American
Alternative
Ken Kesey Memorial Statue (Eugene, Oregon)
Creator
Helzer, Peter
Creator Display
Peter Helzer (artist)
Description
This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
View
Ken Kesey, detail view
Provenance
Design Library, University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
2000-2009
Work Type
architecture (object genre) open spaces squares, public plazas (squares) sculpture (visual work) outdoor sculpture public sculpture
Latitude
44.0495039
Longitude
-123.0930272
Location
Eugene >> Lane County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Lane County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Oregon >> West >> United States United States
Street Address
Broadway Plaza
Date
2003
View Date
2003
Identifier
pna_20647
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Note
The Storyteller commemorates author Ken Kesey (1935-2001) and depicts Kesey reading to his grandchildren, Kate, Caleb, and Jordan. The statue is designed so that people can sit on the bench. A plaque on the work quotes a passage from Kesey's novel, Sometimes a Great Notion. Peter Helzer received an M. F. A. degree in sculpture (1983) from the University of Oregon. He operates a bronze foundry in Dexter, Oregon.