was educated originally as an architect, Boback graduated California Polytechnic University in 1991. He has worked as a sculptor for many years, attributing the inspiration for his strong, steel sculptures to Julio Gonzales, David Smith, Alexander Calder and Mark De Suvero. His dynamic works can be found in many notable collections, including the Children's Hospital in Seattle, Washington, the Spokane Museum of Art, Spokane, Washington and the Loveland Art Museum, Loveland, Colorado. His art work can be seen around Sonoma County, including pieces at the Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa and at Auberge du Soleil in Napa.
In May, 2007, the City of Santa Rosa's Art in Public Places Committee announced a new public art commission opportunity for an artist to design and implement a permanent art project in a streetscape location, as a landmark element at College and Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, California. The art project should create a distinctive visual landmark for the entrance into the city center and contribute to the downtown area.
Picking the finalists and winner included a selection panel
. A special thanks
to the Santa Rosa Plaza Mall and the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation for their support with this project.