Robert Busby Memorial Sculpture

This sculpture was installed in 2013 in the memory of Robert Busby, a much-loved community builder and artist (dubbed “The Mayor of Old Town” and “Old Town’s guiding spirit”) who was tragically murdered in 2007.

Created by Busby’s old friend, Maureen Bergquist Gray, this sculpture is a simple composition of a mirror-like aluminum sphere nestled between a cream-colored slab of limestone and a darker slab of stainless steel. The slabs, knit together by three metal ridges, speak of the divides Busby bridged — most conspicuously a racial divide.

Busby’s “heart” is the shiny bit of spherical perfection he drew out of other people.

(Source: CityPulse)

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