The sculpture requires a patient and contemplative viewer. The cloud motif, the passageway, the stoneware figures, the arced shape, and the fluid reflective files are intended to blend with the natural sky. The Blue Sky Sculpture was developed through the joint efforts of Phil Epp, painter and designer, Terry Corbet, ceramicist and designer, and Conrad Snider, ceramicist and designer. Lloyd Smith, donor of the art work, in conjunction with the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, dedicated the sculpture to the life and memory of Jacqueline Smith. The City of Newton provided the land and infrastructure for the sculpture.