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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

December 29, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Hang in there Hammering Man!

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1:57 p.m. [Click on sketch to view larger]
It’s been a tough year for Hammering Man. After logging more than 90,000 hours — striking four times a minute — since it was installed in 1992, its arm gave up last summer. It didn’t work for a while and then it actually had to be amputated.
I mentioned in my year-in-sketches post last Saturday that I hope he recovers soon. But I thought I’d stop by today for a new sketch (see previous one here.) You know how it is when you’re sick, the more support you get the better!
(In red on the sketch is the text from notice taped to chain link fence around the sculpture. Click on sketch to view larger.)

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