The Sculpture is intended to both reference and pay homage to Longs Peak which is prominent in the background. The “saw tooth” support brackets abstractly portray a mountain range in their peak and valley form while they simultaneously speak of Native American patterning and imagery. The culminating supported stone form features a profile of the mountains beyond. The intent is to create an image of the mountain range that speaks of the spirit of the mountains. Here, in the sculpture the mountains are not depicted by substance but they are defined by surrounding imagery. Within this sculpture the mountains themselves are the open ethereal space between the column and the supported form above.
The stone portion of either sculpture is carved with a repetitive pattern that is evocative of the landscape of the earth. All surfaces of the stone is textured in undulating patterns that are revealed as the sun moves through the sky or at night by base lights that illuminate and rakes the surface dramatically drawing out the carving.