Born in Ohio, Emad moved back to his parent’s native Tehran as a young man. After extensive travel, he attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California and graduated with a degree in Art and Architecture. He divides him time between his studio in Northern California, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and his European Atelier in the outskirts of Paris, France. Wholesome, a public art commission can be seen in Santa Rosa and Shadow of Eternity, a Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation project, can be seen in Cloverdale. His work has been acquired by major hospitals and collections through the world.
This monumental sculpture was specially created for today’s event by Sonoma County based sculptor, Boback Emad. “A place between; what we know and what we believe” challenges our preconcieved expectations of experiences. By deconstructing the icons of architecture, you are forced to question place. Where is the door to your creativity?
Memory and place are recurring themes throughout Boback Emad's current works in stainless, Core-ten steel and stone. His pieces express a powerful geometric language, juxtaposing curves and straights with negative space.