Photo of a River Sculpture in Boise, Idaho

Weekly Gem #163 A wall that inspires poetry

Published 6/23/2018

Location:  This hidden gem is located at the intersection of Front St. and S. Capitol Blvd., in Boise, ID (see the Clue Me! Map). This is a piece of public art that nicely reflects the city it calls home. The art is a river, pouring out of the Grove Hotel, and onto the sidewalk. Or is it? Maybe the old Boise Canal, which still runs under the Grove, is pushing upward into the wall so it can see and be seen!

Either way, artist Alison Sky created a piece of art that behaves like a “River Sculpture” should. The depth of the water, the materials used to ‘paint’ the water, the reflective and iridescent bubbles. All come together to create a fluid and constantly changing sculpture, flowing from one look to another to another depending on time of day, sunny or clouds, rain or shine.

Isn’t it nice when a plan comes together?


Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.


A haiku for your clue: Swift flowing river, Water cutting through the earth, Onward to the sea


River Sculpture

Why It's Interesting

This is one of the few walls that inspire poetry.

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