SHADOW OF ETERNITY
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SHADOW OF ETERNITY / THYME SQUARE / CLOVERDALE, CA
SATINLESS STEEL, CORE-TEN.
Installed in front of the future Cloverdale City Hall, I wanted to consider concepts that would serve as building blocks for the community. As an architect, the play of light & the changes of shadows indicating time were starting points for my work. This sculpture embraces ideas of permanence with material & monumental form, but also impermanence with the integration of the sundial into its design. The environment affects the core ten pieces of this work, their patina evolving and changing over time unlike the stainless steel, which is in its ever reflective nature never changes. It honors the past & future with the linear elements appearing to move, with lines coming together to form a moment or memory, while the ring establishes a closing loop of group experience. This work was awarded 1st Place & Best in Show in the 7th annual Cloverdale Sculpture Exhibition. Afterwards, the piece was purchased by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation & is now on loan to the City of Cloverdale.
Originally trained in Architecture, Boback discovered his creative calling in the world of sculpture. His interest in natural material and his utilization of space as a material in his work can be seen in his metal sculptures and Tar paintings. Guided by his personal experience he creates works of art which express his internal grappling with memory and place. His compositions express a powerful geometric language, which incorporates/utilizes both the void and the material. There is an inherent yearning for ...