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The operative words are simplicity and light. Simplicity, light, the inclusion of the viewer in the creative act and adherence to the essence of the term site specific have been the operative concepts guiding my work over the past thirty years. The overall success of any artwork that resides in the domain of everyday events is contingent upon contextual consideration and inclusive coexistence between a sculpture, the physical and metaphysical landscape it inhabits, and those who travel through the site.
Sculpture can precipitate civic pride in those locations where materials are employed to include the viewer, the natural landscape, the usage of the site, its surrounding architecture and a positive vision of the future in the formation of an iconic image. To accomplish this end the sculpture must be sufficiently open-ended and substantially empty of self-importance to encourage viewers to become participants in the creative act. I ask that participants use my sculptures as vehicles, doorways though which the mind can pass in an effort to dismantle the act of perception and the order in which we are conditioned to perceive the environment.


INSTALLATIONS

Lighthouse by Owen Morrel
"Lighthouse", 1998. Aluminum and Stainless Steel.
Independence Station, Sithe Energies Group, Z.Knoebel
Engineering/Environmental Landscape, Oswego, NY
commissioned, permanent installation, gateway piece.
30 x 30 x 55
Experiential, with lightning bolt-shaped stairway
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"Lighthouse", 1998. Aluminum and Stainless Steel.
Independence Station, Sithe Energies Group, Z.Knoebel
Engineering/Environmental Landscape, Oswego, NY
commissioned, permanent installation, gateway piece.
30 x 30 x 55
Experiential, with lightning bolt-shaped stairway
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"Lighthouse", 1998. Aluminum and Stainless Steel.
Independence Station, Sithe Energies Group, Z.Knoebel
Engineering/Environmental Landscape, Oswego, NY
commissioned, permanent installation, gateway piece.
30 x 30 x 55
Experiential, with lightning bolt-shaped stairway
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"Lighthouse", 1998. Aluminum and Stainless Steel.
Independence Station, Sithe Energies Group, Z.Knoebel
Engineering/Environmental Landscape, Oswego, NY
commissioned, permanent installation, gateway piece.
30 x 30 x 55
Experiential, with lightning bolt-shaped stairway
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"Lighthouse", 1998. Aluminum and Stainless Steel.
Independence Station, Sithe Energies Group, Z.Knoebel
Engineering/Environmental Landscape, Oswego, NY
commissioned, permanent installation, gateway piece.
30 x 30 x 55
Experiential, with lightning bolt-shaped stairway
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"Lighthouse", 1998. Aluminum and Stainless Steel.
Independence Station, Sithe Energies Group, Z.Knoebel
Engineering/Environmental Landscape, Oswego, NY
commissioned, permanent installation, gateway piece.
30 x 30 x 55
Experiential, with lightning bolt-shaped stairway
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"Lighthouse", 1998. Aluminum and Stainless Steel.
Independence Station, Sithe Energies Group, Z.Knoebel
Engineering/Environmental Landscape, Oswego, NY
commissioned, permanent installation, gateway piece.
30 x 30 x 55
Experiential, with lightning bolt-shaped stairway
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Desk Axis by Owen Morrel
"Desk Axis", 1976 steel, furniture, telescope optics rooftop - 725 Union St., Brooklyn, NY
Telescope embedded in accessible wooden desk, focused on Statue of Liberty in NY Harbor
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"Desk Axis", 1976 steel, furniture, telescope optics rooftop - 725 Union St., Brooklyn, NY
Telescope embedded in accessible wooden desk, focused on Statue of Liberty in NY Harbor
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Atlas by Owen Morrel
"Atlas", 1995 aluminum and stainless steel in granite, private commission, Toronto, Canada
12 x 8 x 8
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"Atlas", 1995 aluminum and stainless steel in granite, private commission, Toronto, Canada
12 x 8 x 8
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Pharos by Owen Morrel
"Pharos", 1991 stainless steel, aluminum Toronto, Canada, private commission, private collection
9' x 8' x 12'
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"Pharos", 1991 stainless steel, aluminum Toronto, Canada, private commission, private collection
9' x 8' x 12'
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Matrix by Owen Morrel
"Matrix", 1997 aluminum and stainless steel, Greenwich, CT private commission, private collection
10' x 8' x 8'
Movable elements
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"Matrix", 1997 aluminum and stainless steel, Greenwich, CT private commission, private collection
10' x 8' x 8'
Movable elements
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"Matrix", 1997 aluminum and stainless steel, Greenwich, CT private commission, private collection
10' x 8' x 8'
Movable elements
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"Matrix", 1997 aluminum and stainless steel, Greenwich, CT private commission, private collection
10' x 8' x 8'
Movable elements
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Ankor by Owen Morrel
"Ankor", 1999 aluminum, granite, stainless steel, mirrors, Z. Knoebel Engineering, Wang Building, NYC, NY
28' x 8 x 5
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"Ankor", 1999 aluminum, granite, stainless steel, mirrors, Z. Knoebel Engineering, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
28' x 8 x 5
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"Ankor", 1999 aluminum, granite, stainless steel, mirrors, Z. Knoebel Engineering, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
28' x 8 x 5
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Gnomon by Owen Morrel
"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, Fifth Ave.,
Flatiron District, NYC, NY, Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority,
Public Art commission, Capri Engineering
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, Fifth Ave.,
Flatiron District, NYC, NY, Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority,
Public Art commission, Capri Engineering
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, Fifth Ave.,
Flatiron District, NYC, NY, Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority,
Public Art commission, Capri Engineering
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, Fifth Ave.,
Flatiron District, NYC, NY, Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority,
Public Art commission, Capri Engineering
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, Fifth Ave.,
Flatiron District, NYC, NY, Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority,
Public Art commission, Capri Engineering
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, under construction at Tallix,
Public Art commission, Capri Engineering
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, Fifth Ave.,
Flatiron District, NYC, NY, Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority,
Public Art commission, Capri Engineering
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, Fifth Ave.,
Flatiron District, NYC, NY, Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transit Authority,
Public Art commission, Capri Engineering
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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"Gnomon", 1998 - 2000 aluminum, stainless steel, STAIB Gallery, NYC
12 x 9 x 10
Movable elements and mirrored surface collage the urban landscape - referent to a primitive sundial the piece reflects discontinuous time
1998 Saint Paul Western Sculpture Park, MN
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Asylum by Owen Morrel
"Asylum",1978 Steel, Rooftop - American Thread Building, 260 W. Broadway, NYC, NY, Macklowe Associates, NYSTAR Council on the Arts Grant
25' x 25' x 30'
Interactive mirrored room atop a 15 story building in Manhattan - a metaphoric prison or a magic carpet.
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"Asylum",1978 Steel, Rooftop - American Thread Building, 260 W. Broadway, NYC, NY, Macklowe Associates, NYSTAR Council on the Arts Grant
25' x 25' x 30'
Interactive mirrored room atop a 15 story building in Manhattan - a metaphoric prison or a magic carpet.
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"Asylum",1978 Steel, Rooftop - American Thread Building, 260 W. Broadway, NYC, NY, Macklowe Associates, NYSTAR Council on the Arts Grant
25' x 25' x 30'
Interactive mirrored room atop a 15 story building in Manhattan - a metaphoric prison or a magic carpet.
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"Asylum",1978 Steel, Rooftop - American Thread Building, 260 W. Broadway, NYC, NY, Macklowe Associates, NYSTAR Council on the Arts Grant
25' x 25' x 30'
Interactive mirrored room atop a 15 story building in Manhattan - a metaphoric prison or a magic carpet.
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"Asylum",1978 Steel, Rooftop - American Thread Building, 260 W. Broadway, NYC, NY, Macklowe Associates, NYSTAR Council on the Arts Grant
25' x 25' x 30'
Interactive mirrored room atop a 15 story building in Manhattan - a metaphoric prison or a magic carpet.
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Boomerang by Owen Morrel
"Boomerang", 1980 -2002, steel, McGraw Hill Building, 330 W. 442nd St., NYC, NY, Throop and Feiden Engineers, commissioned by Deco Towers, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Permitted by Landmarks Preservation Commission
45' x 25' x 20'
Welded to the 32nd floor of Raymond Hood's Deco building, a 3 story tower creates a crow's nest on a skyscraper - an effort to "altar" the NYC skyline.
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"Boomerang", 1980 -2002, steel, McGraw Hill Building, 330 W. 442nd St., NYC, NY, Throop and Feiden Engineers, commissioned by Deco Towers, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Permitted by Landmarks Preservation Commission
45' x 25' x 20'
Welded to the 32nd floor of Raymond Hood's Deco building, a 3 story tower creates a crow's nest on a skyscraper - an effort to "altar" the NYC skyline.
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"Boomerang", 1980 -2002, steel, McGraw Hill Building, 330 W. 442nd St., NYC, NY, Throop and Feiden Engineers, commissioned by Deco Towers, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Permitted by Landmarks Preservation Commission
45' x 25' x 20'
Welded to the 32nd floor of Raymond Hood's Deco building, a 3 story tower creates a crow's nest on a skyscraper - an effort to "altar" the NYC skyline.
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"Boomerang", 1980 -2002, steel, McGraw Hill Building, 330 W. 442nd St., NYC, NY, Throop and Feiden Engineers, commissioned by Deco Towers, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Permitted by Landmarks Preservation Commission
45' x 25' x 20'
Welded to the 32nd floor of Raymond Hood's Deco building, a 3 story tower creates a crow's nest on a skyscraper - an effort to "altar" the NYC skyline.
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"Boomerang", 1980 -2002, steel, McGraw Hill Building, 330 W. 442nd St., NYC, NY, Throop and Feiden Engineers, commissioned by Deco Towers, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Permitted by Landmarks Preservation Commission
45' x 25' x 20'
Welded to the 32nd floor of Raymond Hood's Deco building, a 3 story tower creates a crow's nest on a skyscraper - an effort to "altar" the NYC skyline.
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"Boomerang", 1980 -2002, steel, McGraw Hill Building, 330 W. 442nd St., NYC, NY, Throop and Feiden Engineers, commissioned by Deco Towers, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Permitted by Landmarks Preservation Commission
45' x 25' x 20'
Welded to the 32nd floor of Raymond Hood's Deco building, a 3 story tower creates a crow's nest on a skyscraper - an effort to "altar" the NYC skyline.
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"Boomerang", 1980 -2002, steel, McGraw Hill Building, 330 W. 442nd St., NYC, NY, Throop and Feiden Engineers, commissioned by Deco Towers, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Permitted by Landmarks Preservation Commission
45' x 25' x 20'
Welded to the 32nd floor of Raymond Hood's Deco building, a 3 story tower creates a crow's nest on a skyscraper - an effort to "altar" the NYC skyline.
Photo by: Wolfagng Volz
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"Boomerang", 1980 -2002, steel, McGraw Hill Building, 330 W. 442nd St., NYC, NY, Throop and Feiden Engineers, commissioned by Deco Towers, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Permitted by Landmarks Preservation Commission
45' x 25' x 20'
Welded to the 32nd floor of Raymond Hood's Deco building, a 3 story tower creates a crow's nest on a skyscraper - an effort to "altar" the NYC skyline.
Photo by: G. Gorgoni
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Catapult by Owen Morrel
"Catapult", 1977 steel, psychiatrist office furniture, optics, rooftop - The List Building, 598 Broadway, NYC, NY
Functional telescope viewable from Freudian couch - focused on a hospital for paranormal research
Omega by Owen Morrel
"Omega", 1981 steel, ArtPark, Lewiston, New York, commissioned by Natural Heritage Trust/ Parks Department, Throop and Feiden Engineering/Landscape Architects, permanent installation
30 x 110 x 40
Public art piece built on historically preserved John Roebling bridge columns, cantilevered viewing platform over the Niagara River, overhead mirrors reflect the river below - underneath are reflected images of the sky
Photo by Wolfgang Volz
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"Omega", 1981 steel, ArtPark, Lewiston, New York, commissioned by Natural Heritage Trust/ Parks Department, Throop and Feiden Engineering/Landscape Architects, permanent installation
30 x 110 x 40
Public art piece built on historically preserved John Roebling bridge columns, cantilevered viewing platform over the Niagara River, overhead mirrors reflect the river below - underneath are reflected images of the sky
Photo by Wolfgang Volz
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"Omega", Photo Mirage by Owen Morrel
Public art piece built on historically preserved John Roebling bridge columns, cantilevered viewing platform over the Niagara River, overhead mirrors reflect the river below - underneath are reflected images of the sky
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"Omega", 1981 steel, ArtPark, Lewiston, New York, commissioned by Natural Heritage Trust/ Parks Department, Throop and Feiden Engineering/Landscape Architects, permanent installation
30 x 110 x 40
Public art piece built on historically preserved John Roebling bridge columns, cantilevered viewing platform over the Niagara River, overhead mirrors reflect the river below - underneath are reflected images of the sky
Photo by Wolfgang Volz
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"Omega", Proposal Drawing
Public art piece built on historically preserved John Roebling bridge columns, cantilevered viewing platform over the Niagara River, overhead mirrors reflect the river below - underneath are reflected images of the sky
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Pilot Bridge by Owen Morrel
"Pilot Bridge", 2000 Greenport Ferry Terminal, Greenport, NY steel and granite, Z. Knoebel Engineering, commissioned by Mayor's Office, private collection
24 x 18 x 22
1987 JFK International Airport, Queens, NY
1985 Franklin Street, New York City Public Art Fund, Department of Transportation, Transit Authority, NYC, NY
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"Pilot Bridge", 2000 Greenport Ferry Terminal, Greenport, NY steel and granite, Z. Knoebel Engineering, commissioned by Mayor's Office, private collection
24 x 18 x 22
1987 JFK International Airport, Queens, NY
1985 Franklin Street, New York City Public Art Fund, Department of Transportation, Transit Authority, NYC, NY
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"Pilot Bridge", 2000 Greenport Ferry Terminal, Greenport, NY steel and granite, Z. Knoebel Engineering, commissioned by Mayor's Office, private collection
24 x 18 x 22
1987 JFK International Airport, Queens, NY
1985 Franklin Street, New York City Public Art Fund, Department of Transportation, Transit Authority, NYC, NY
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"Pilot Bridge", 2000 Greenport Ferry Terminal, Greenport, NY steel and granite, Z. Knoebel Engineering, commissioned by Mayor's Office, private collection
24 x 18 x 22
1987 JFK International Airport, Queens, NY
1985 Franklin Street, New York City Public Art Fund, Department of Transportation, Transit Authority, NYC, NY
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"Pilot Bridge", 2000 Greenport Ferry Terminal, Greenport, NY steel and granite, Z. Knoebel Engineering, commissioned by Mayor's Office, private collection
24 x 18 x 22
1987 JFK International Airport, Queens, NY
1985 Franklin Street, New York City Public Art Fund, Department of Transportation, Transit Authority, NYC, NY
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Sea Saw by Owen Morrel
"Sea Saw", 2002 stainless steel, private commission Toronto, Canada
8' x 12' x 4'
Telescopic Reference Points by Owen Morrel
"Telescopic Reference Points", 1977, steel and telescopes, Poughkeepsie, NY private commission
Accessible tree house - 50' high with telescope mounted on open metal deck
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"Telescopic Reference Points", 1977, steel and telescopes, Poughkeepsie, NY private commission
Accessible tree house - 50' high with telescope mounted on open metal deck
Hollowed-out tree trunk with high powered telescope mounted inside
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"Telescopic Reference Points", 1977, steel and telescopes, Poughkeepsie, NY private commission
Accessible tree house - 50' high with telescope mounted on open metal deck
Hollowed-out tree trunk with high powered telescope mounted inside
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"Telescopic Reference Points", 1977, steel and telescopes, Poughkeepsie, NY private commission
Accessible tree house - 50' high with telescope mounted on open metal deck
Hollowed-out tree trunk with high powered telescope mounted inside
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Classroom by Owen Morrel
"Classroom", Mirrored Room w/ Furniture, Installation at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
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"Classroom", Mirrored Room w/ Furniture, Installation at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
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"Classroom", Mirrored Room w/ Furniture, Installation at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
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"Classroom", Mirrored Room w/ Furniture, Installation at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
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Retrospective by Owen Morrel
"Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX", Retrospective 1985
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"Madison Art Center, Madison, WI", Retrospective 1985
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