Passage, 2003. United States Government Border Station, Roosville, MT.

Del Geist and Patricia Leighton collaborated to develop the entire landscape design for this project. The site-specific sculpture pays homage to the movement of time and people within the region. Seen here is one of five Precambrian Belt rock boulders, 1.3 billion years old, each weighing 20 to 30 tons. The boulders have been elevated onto steel legs alluding to a sense of carrying or uplifting. The boulders are situated among 18 earthworks along a 1,000-foot corridor, bringing to mind the sand dunes, glacial cirques, and field of drumlins nearby.

Commissioning Agency: GSA Art-in-Architecture.

Photo credit: Laurentiu Garofeanu.