Horse Art Installed at Pocket Park
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – There’s something new to welcome visitors to downtown Twin Falls: a metal horse at North Five Points Pocket Park at the corner of Shoshone Street North and Addison Avenue.
Crews from the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department and Twin Falls Canal Co. were at the park Monday afternoon preparing the site for the planting of sage brush and flowers that will help adorn the artwork created by Greg Bartlett and Brock Bartlett.
“It’s in a central location and very visible,” said Parks and Rec Supervisor Todd Andersen.
The piece is called “The Diligent Usher” and depicts a horse pulling a grader. Basalt rock behind the horse was gleaned from Oakley and is made to resemble water, especially when wet. The sage brush will add to the scene, which depicts a working horse transforming the parched land into what the Magic Valley has become – an agriculturally diverse community.
The horse was created about two years ago for the Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, and was selected by the Magic Valley Arts Council as the emblem to include at the park. The City Council approved the installation of the horse in August.
Crews have been working to install the horse for about three weeks, Andersen said. It’ll be another week to 10 days, he said, before everything is completed.
Clyde Wright, also with Parks and Recreation, was raking sand around the monument on Monday. He said he was impressed with the horse and believes it is in a good location – but he said people visiting the park are not to climb the horse.
“I hope people appreciate it,” he said.