Eco-Earth Globe

Coordinates: 44°56′20″N 123°02′39″W / 44.93879°N 123.04424°W / 44.93879; -123.04424
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Eco-Earth Globe
Salem Riverfront Park (Marion County, Oregon scenic images) (marDA0014).jpg
The sculpture in 2007
Year2003 (2003)
Dimensions7.9 m diameter (26 ft)
LocationSalem, Oregon, United States
Coordinates44°56′20″N 123°02′39″W / 44.93879°N 123.04424°W / 44.93879; -123.04424

Eco-Earth Globe, sometimes referred to simply as Eco Earth,[1] is an outdoor sculpture depicting a globe, located in Riverfront Park in Salem, Oregon, in the United States. Completed in 2003, the globe was converted from an acid storage ball with a 26-foot (7.9 m) diameter that previously belonged to Boise Cascade, a pulp and paper company. Conceived by Mayor Roger Gertenrich, the community art project was funded by community members.[2] According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, the sculpture "was an opportunity for students, and talented volunteers from Salem's art community to collaborate and create hundreds of ceramic icons that represent and teach about different cultures".[1] Mary P. D. Heintzman, a local art teacher and artist, served as the project's art director.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Eco Earth". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Mauldin, Frank (January 1, 2004). Sweet Mountain Water: The Story of Salem, Oregon's Struggle to Tap Mt. Jefferson Water and Protect the North Santiam River. Oak Savanna Publishing. p. 252. ISBN 9780974866802. Retrieved March 19, 2014.

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