Convergences

Ian Boyden and Jennifer Boyden

 

2003

basalt and bronze

15 feet x 3 feet in diameter

 

located on 3rd Avenue between Main Street and Alder Street, Walla Walla, Washington

collection of The City of Walla Walla, Washington

 

Convergences was produced in collaboration with Jennifer Boyden for the City of Walla Walla, Washington. It is a sculpture that considers the collision of things often thought of as being separate and how we occupy the space between, them such as: earth and sky, child and adult, stone and human, rationality and imagination, light and matter.  This sculpture recognizes the significance of the unity of these elements and reveals ways that the space between them can be understood as the realm that belongs to the imagination. By integrating both the ephemeral (reflections, time, moments of inspired imagination) and the concrete (the stone, bronze, and the location itself), this piece speaks to the remarkable interdependences and resulting coherence of these elements.