History in Motion: Past, Present, Future By
Mark Stasz, 2003
The form of the sculpture mirrors the
motion of a bouncing ball, which is a literal reference to children
playing games in the park and an allegorical metaphor of the
Collister Neighborhood moving from the past, through the present
and into the future.
The first arc, representing the past, is made of steel and found
objects with a red-brown patina finish, like the naturally
occurring rust process that occurs to steel over time. The
artifacts are a visual reminder of the neighborhood's historical
The second arc is made of steel and a tapered block of native
Idaho limestone. Sandblasted into the stone are a series of images
representing elements of the neighborhood. The rock is a symbol for
the solidity of community.
The last arc bounds skyward with the promise of what is yet to
come. Polished stainless steel was used in this area to represent
the future. Metal silhouettes of images drawn by neighborhood
elementary students are welded to this section, acknowledging the
importance of the next generation's imagination.
Funded by a Boise City Mayor's Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant
Administered by Boise City Arts Commission on behalf of the
Collister Neighborhood Association.
Dedicated June 7, 2004 by Boise Mayor David Bieter, Marcellus
Brown of the Boise City Arts Commission, Fonny Davidson of the
Collister Neighborhood Association and artist Mark Stasz