Sculptures are in transit

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David Boyer measures pieces of his planned Keizer Transit Center sculpture in his Reno-based shop. Boyer’s kinetic wind sculptures beat out 11 other applicants for the new public art project. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

David Boyer measures pieces of his planned Keizer Transit Center sculpture in his Reno-based shop. Boyer’s kinetic wind sculptures beat out 11 other applicants for the new public art project. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

BY ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

When the Salem-Keizer Area Public Transit began looking for the right artist to install work at the new Keizer Station transit center, the search drew interested artists from as far away as the Philippines.

In the end, Reno-based David Boyer’s kinetic wind sculptures won the hearts and minds of transit officials. In April, Boyer will be coming to Keizer to install nine poles with machine-crafted “robotic, stylized flying machines, sort of like futuristic windmills” atop.

Boyer said he drew inspiration for the project from two primary sources.

“Because it is a place where people will be coming and going, I wanted something to symbolize that motion. I also wanted to do something that would use the wind power to fuel it and that ties in with the environmental aspects of the whole site,” Boyer said.


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