Sculptor Boback Emad created “Shadows of Eternity” as an emotional response to collective memory and people’s response to a single shared event. The sculpture is made from Cor-ten steel and stainless steel, giving viewers strong impressions of light and contrasts. Walking around the sculpture, linear elements appear to move, with lines coming together to form a moment, or memory, while the ring establishes a closing loop of group experience. In addition to its prominent placement anchoring Cloverdale’s downtown, “Shadows of Eternity” functions as a specialized sundial; it has been placed so that a 2” hole allows sunlight to mark the sculpture’s body on May 9, the day it was completed. The work was awarded First Place and Best of Show in the seventh annual Cloverdale Sculpture Exhibition. Afterwards the piece was purchased by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation and is now on loan to the City of Cloverdale.
“Shadows of Eternity” was installed in Cloverdale in October, 2010. The community sponsored a reception to acknowledge the occasion and to honor the hard work of city staff and volunteers who created a park-like setting for the sculpture on a prominent downtown corner. Among attendees at the reception were (back, l-r) Ray Holley, Judy Voigt and Al Voigt of the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, and (front) Sculptor Boback Emad.
Shadows of Eternity is located on the Thyme Square parcel in Cloverdale, at the corner of Cloverdale Boulevard and Citrus Fair Drive.