Public Art Projects List

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Project Artist Neighborhood Location Facility District

Untitled 1998

Description

Porcelain enamel panels with abstract figurative designs installed on sides of transit access ramps.

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Gonzalez, Tirso

Noe Valley/Glen Park MUNI keystop platforms, J-Church line, on Church St. at Duboce Ave., 18th St., 24th St., and 30th St. Transit 8

What Moves Us? 1998

Description

A series of ceramic steel panels with an abstract design developed at community workshops installed on transit access ramps.

Vaughn, Josefa

West Portal, Ingleside, Ocean View, Cayuga MUNI keystop platforms, K-Ingleside & M-Oceanview lines: West Portal & St. Francis Blvd.; Ocean & Jules St.; Broad & Plymouth Ave.; San Jose & Seneca Ave. Transit 7, 11

Untitled 1998

Description

Metal panels with photographs gathered from nearby residents are installed on transit access ramps.

Fletcher, Harrell (with Jon Rubin)

Sunset MUNI keystop platforms, L-Taraval line at Sunset and 22nd Ave. Transit 4

Untitled 1998

Description

Metal panels with photographs gathered from nearby residents are installed on transit access ramps.

Rubin, Jon (with Harrell Fletcher)

Sunset MUNI keystop platforms, L-Taraval line at Sunset and 22nd Ave. Transit 4

Untitled 1998

Description

Drawings of people and scenes inspired by the surrounding neighborhood are installed on transit access ramps.

McGee, Barry

Sunset MUNI keystop platforms, N-Judah line at Arguello, 9th Ave., 19th Ave., and Sunset Transit 4

Untitled 2007

Description

The platform at 4th and King Streets, a historic center for train travel in the City, has a pole-mounted sculpture with spokes of a train wheel, metal train tracks above the canopy, and the names of historic train companies etched in the platform pavement. Inspired by the nearby biotechnology campus at UCSF, the two-platform station at Mission Bay has helixes on the tall poles and metal canopy panels with Fabionacci spirals above the canopies. The design of the two-platform station at 20th Street was inspired by local birds, with abstract flight-inspired pole-mounted sculptures, bird-shaped metal canopy panels, and metal birds with their species’ names in the pavement. Each of these platforms also has a poster with the history of the neighborhoods in which they are located.

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Buchen, Bill and Mary

Mission Bay T-Third Street Light Rail, platforms at 4th and King, UCSF Mission Bay, and 20th St. 65 Hoff Street Transit 6

Five Carved Stones 2000

Description

Large granite stones that have been carved to resemble two moon faces, two peaches, and a persimmon, ranging in colors from red to golden, are nestled into the landscape of the park and are available for sitting and touching. Detailed Description

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Donahue, Marcia

Chinatown Chinatown Park (Woh Hei Yuen Park) on Powell Street between Jackson and John Streets Recreation/Park 3

Substrata 1999

Description

Nine concrete inserts, sited in transit “bus bulbs,” each with a different Bernal Heights historical reference, using a sculptural imprint and text.

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Goggin, Brian

Bernal Heights Mission Street bus bulbs, between Cortland and Precita Streetscape 9

Untitled 2007

Description

Inspired by the shipyard that once operated at Hunters Point, the artworks at the Kirkwood/La Salle platform include a granite outline of a ship in the pavement and metal canopy panels with the cut-out shapes of tools. The Oakdale/Palou platform located in the heart of Bayview has a bronze artwork inspired by a wooden African sculpture on the tall pole, metal canopy panels with a kente cloth design, and African symbols etched and painted in the pavement. The Bayview platform is enlivened with colorful handmade mosaic tiles of birds and metal canopy panels depicting birds in flight. Each platform also has posters that describe the artworks at each station.

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Hayes, Frederick (with JoeSam and Horace Washington)

Bayview/Hunters Point T-Third Street Light Rail, platforms as Kirkwood/La Salle, Oakdale/Palou, Revere/Shafter Transit 6

Untitled 2007

Description

Inspired by the shipyard that once operated at Hunters Point, the artworks at the Kirkwood/La Salle platform include a granite outline of a ship in the pavement and metal canopy panels with the cut-out shapes of tools. The Oakdale/Palou platform located in the heart of Bayview has a bronze artwork inspired by a wooden African sculpture on the tall pole, metal canopy panels with a kente cloth design, and African symbols etched and painted in the pavement. The Bayview platform is enlivened with colorful handmade mosaic tiles of birds and metal canopy panels depicting birds in flight. Each platform also has posters that describe the artworks at each station.

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JoeSam (with Frederick Hayes and Horace Washington)

Bayview/Hunters Point T-Third Street Light Rail, platforms as Kirkwood/La Salle, Oakdale/Palou, Revere/Shafter Transit 6

Untitled 2007

Description

Inspired by the shipyard that once operated at Hunters Point, the artworks at the Kirkwood/La Salle platform include a granite outline of a ship in the pavement and metal canopy panels with the cut-out shapes of tools. The Oakdale/Palou platform located in the heart of Bayview has a bronze artwork inspired by a wooden African sculpture on the tall pole, metal canopy panels with a kente cloth design, and African symbols etched and painted in the pavement. The Bayview platform is enlivened with colorful handmade mosaic tiles of birds and metal canopy panels depicting birds in flight. Each platform also has posters that describe the artworks at each station.

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Washington, Horace (with Frederick Hayes and JoeSam)

Bayview/Hunters Point T-Third Street Light Rail, platforms as Kirkwood/La Salle, Oakdale/Palou, Revere/Shafter Transit 6

Untitled 2007

Description

On the Sunnydale platform, there is a three-tiered pole sculpture that lights up at night, abstract Asian-inspired metal canopy panels, 28 granite circles in the pavement that reflect the phases of the moon, and posters with imaginative moon photographs. The Arleta platform has shadows of leaves cast by metal panels above the canopy, bronze tree shapes embedded in the pavement, and posters with Bay Area wildflowers.

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Margrill, Anita (with Nobuho Nagasawa)

Visitacion Valley T-Third Street Light Rail, platforms at Arleta and Sunnydale Transit 10

A Library Book 2006

Description

The artwork is an illuminated book sculpture with quotes about reading and text from a variety of ancient and contemporary cultures.

Koloski, Vince

Mission Bay Mission Bay Branch Library, 4th and Berry Streets Library 6

Tectonic Melange 2000

Description

A 26-foot circular paving medallion composed of black, yellow and red granite depicts calligraphic Chinese characters based on a poem written by Wang Bo during the Tang Dynasty (650 to 676 B.C.E.) in China. The artist worked with the design team of Herby Lam, Wenyu Xu, and Clayton Shiu. Detailed Description

Leong, Lampo

Chinatown Chinatown Park (Woh Hei Yuen Park) on Powell Street between Jackson and John Streets Recreation and Park 3

California Wildflowers 2009

Description

Four shutters, each framing five colorful glass panels depicting local plants and flowers, are installed in the front windows of the library.

Zed, Dana

Portola Glen Portola Branch Library, Bacon and Goettingen Streets Library 10

Swimmers’ Waves 2008

Description

The work consists of 27 porcelain enamel panels with images of the waves created by swimmers in a pool. Two of the panels include an image of the beloved former lifeguard Charlie Sava.

Wagner, Catherine

Sunset Sava Pool, 19th Ave. and Wawona St. Recreation and Park 4

Six Degrees 2007

Description

At the entrance to the library, visitors are greeted by a large wall relief composed of circular elements primarily of glass and metal, handmade by the artists and inspired by the history and ecology of Glen Park. A poem written by local poet Diane DiPrima for William Blake is fired into a circular glass medallion near the bottom of the artwork.

Raynsford, Linda

Glen Park Glen Park Branch Library, 2825 Diamond Street at Wilder Street Library 8

Untitled 2008

Description

The artist has created two rolled iron ornamental artworks, one for each site, with images of a family and the sun.

Rodriguez, Isis

Mission/Potrero Hill Rolph Playground/Potrero del Sol Playground, Potrero at 25th Streets Recreation and Park 9, 10
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Los Niños del Sol 2003

Description

A series of colorful handmade ceramic tile mosaics of images of flowers, caterpillars and children – ranging in size from 10 inches square to approximately 21 inches high by 10 feet wide – are installed at six locations on the retaining walls at Los Niños Unidos Park.

Rodriguez, Isis

Mission Los Niños Unidos Park, 23rd Street and Treat Avenue Recreation and Park 9

Untitled 2007

Description

Ken Smith designed the red and black banded track bed paving for the entire Third Street Light Rail transit line.

Smith, Ken

Southeast San Francisco T-Third Street Light Rail, entire line Transit 6 and 10

Facsimile 2003

Description

This project ingeniously brings the inside of the Moscone Center to the outside public, making it a truly public building. A large “state of the art” LED screen moves along the façade of the building from 4th and Howard Streets. A camera placed on the rear of the sign broadcasts a live feed of the activities within the building. A series of playfully deceptive videos are alternately screened to suggest other activities going on within the center.

Diller, Elizabeth (with Ricardo Scofidio)

South of Market Moscone Center, Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6

Facsimile 2003

Description

This project ingeniously brings the inside of the Moscone Center to the outside public, making it a truly public building. A large “state of the art” LED screen moves along the façade of the building from 4th and Howard Streets. A camera placed on the rear of the sign broadcasts a live feed of the activities within the building. A series of playfully deceptive videos are alternately screened to suggest other activities going on within the center.

Scofidio, Ricardo (with Elizabeth Diller)

South of Market Moscone Center, Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6
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Falling Water, Santa Cruz VII 1984-85

Description

This sculpture is part of an ongoing series Jack Zajac calls “Falling Water.” The spare, elegant imagery is inspired by the free flowing action of a waterfall, and is meant to be evocative of water in motion.

Zajac, Jack

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Two Wings for Wall and Person 1979-81

Description

Vito Acconci began his artistic career as a poet, and came to national prominence in the early 1970s as an artist working in Performance and Conceptual art. Acconci’s work is often characterized by a direct involvement of the viewer as an element in the artwork. In this etching, rather than the just looking at the wings, the artist suggests that the viewer has a place within the wings; lean back against the wall and see if you can fly!

Acconci, Vito

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (pre-security) Airport N/A

Light Beams for the Sky of a Transfer Corridor 2002

Description

Along this corridor, sculptural beams of light splay out from the recessed lighting in the ceiling above and transverse the length of the corridor, like rays of light. At the end of each “light beam” is a functional telephone. Collaborators at the Acconci Studio include Luis Vera, Dario Nunez, Celia Imkey, Charles Doherty, Jenny Schrider.

Acconci, Vito

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Transfer Corridor (pre-security) Airport N/A

Figure 1945, recast 1973

Description

Influenced by the work of Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, and the Constructivists, Noguchi also studied calligraphic brush drawing and ceramics with Chinese and Japanese masters. Noguchi is recognized internationally as one of the most significant artists of his generation. This work, which features five organically shaped forms interlocked to create a fluid, graceful sculpture, is an excellent example of his mid-century work.

Noguchi, Isamu

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 (post-security) Airport N/A

Harvey Milk Commemorative Sculpture 2008

Description

The life-sized bronze bust of slain Supervisor Harvey Milk sits on top of a granite pedestal with three memorials plaques and an inscription. The three plaques depict Milk in different moments in his life and death.

Daub, Firmin and Hendrickson Sculpture Group

Civic Center City Hall, Supervisor’s Rotunda, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place City Hall 6

The Swimmers 2008

Description

The artist team photographed children using the pool and turned two of these photos into large mural sized films that were laminated in the glass of two large banks of clerestory windows.

Keefer, Katherine

Visitacion Valley Coffman Pool, 150 Hahn St. at Visitacion Ave. Recreation and Park 10

The Swimmers 2008

Description

The artist team photographed children using the pool and turned two of these photos into large mural sized films that were laminated in the glass of two large banks of clerestory windows.

Gillman, Steve

Visitacion Valley Coffman Pool, 150 Hahn St. at Visitacion Ave. Recreation and Park 10

Imagine Even More 2008

Description

Inspired by this legacy of community activism and by the multicultural history of the OMI neighborhoods, this photographic mural, which covers the entire rear wall of the community room, honors daily acts of local heroism from the community. At the center of the image, two larger-than-life-size trophies bear the names of Minnie and Lovie Ward. Ribbons of different colors connect these trophies to hundreds of other unique trophies inscribed with the names of community members and workers, mapping an invisible but vital web of connections between friends, family, and neighbors.

Rubin, Jon (with Jim Goldberg)

Ocean View / Ingleside / Merced Heights (OMI) Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center, Capital Avenue and Montana Street Recreation and Park 11

Imagine Even More 2008

Description

Inspired by this legacy of community activism and by the multicultural history of the OMI neighborhoods, this photographic mural, which covers the entire rear wall of the community room, honors daily acts of local heroism from the community. At the center of the image, two larger-than-life-size trophies bear the names of Minnie and Lovie Ward. Ribbons of different colors connect these trophies to hundreds of other unique trophies inscribed with the names of community members and workers, mapping an invisible but vital web of connections between friends, family, and neighbors.

Goldberg, Jim (with Jon Rubin)

Ocean View / Ingleside / Merced Heights (OMI) Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center, Capital Avenue and Montana Street Recreation and Park 11

Namoo House 2008

Description

The artwork, made of powder coated aluminum and stainless steel, imagines the view looking down from the air onto SFO, using a graphic background that is, in fact, a stylized aerial view of the airport. On top of this flattened and compressed landscape are flowers and insects.

Hsu, Joyce

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A3 (post-security) Airport N/A

Take Off, 2006 2008

Description

This 17-by-28-foot multi-panel artwork depicts a young boy wading among the reeds in a river, discovering and chasing a water bird into flight. The center panel is flanked by two smaller images of birds from the Song Dynasty (960-1279), one taking off and the other perched.

Liu, Hung

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A3 (post-security) Airport N/A

Untitled 2007

Description

A series of five pre-cast concrete sculptures – 3 hermit crabs, 1 pelican and 1 tortoise – are appropriately sized for toddlers to crawl upon and interact with.

Saulls, Vicki

Golden Gate Park Koret Children’s Quarter, Bowling Green Dr. near Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Kezar Recreation and Park 1
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Hayes Valley Historic Miniature Golf Extravaganza 2007

Description

A miniature golf course depicting Hayes Valley architectural landmarks. The artists staffed the golf course on alternate weekends of this temporary 6-month project.

Wowhaus

Hayes Valley Patricia’s Green at Hayes Street and Octavia Boulevard Recreation and Park 5

Pond in Golden Gate Park, Garden in San Andreas Valley, Garden Outside Gate 1983

Description

Woven in the traditional Aubusson style, these tapestries represent various gardens that the artist remembers from his years living in San Francisco. Irises, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums and wild dahlias are featured in rich deep shades of the rainbow.

Adams, Mark

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport (in storage) Airport N/A
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Plants with Plants in Window 1996

Description

Four brightly colored potted plants, including one cactus and one empty ceramic pot, are grouped together.

Alfe, Michael

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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El Dia de las Madres (Mother’s Day) 1996

Description

A scene of a Latino family gathering shows family members around a picnic table, preparing a meal, with cut-paper art (“la papel pecado”) hanging in the background.

Alicia, Juana

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Sanctuary/Santuario 2000

Description

This artwork combines a mural executed in traditional buon fresco technique of the Italian Renaissance, with bas relief sculpture from carved balsawood. Central to the artists’ design are the themes of migration and permanence, movement and stillness, and intimacy within a public space. The imagery represents both the diversity of visitors to San Francisco, as well as the City’s own richly diverse citizenry. The fresco is framed by a bas relief of shore birds, which refers to the surrounding wetlands that are the migratory resting spot for numerous birds, and draws a parallel between the migrations of humanity and those of the natural world.

Alicia, Juana (with Emmaneul C. Montoya)

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate G97 (post-security) Airport N/A

Sanctuary/Santuario 2000

Description

This artwork combines a mural executed in traditional buon fresco technique of the Italian Renaissance, with bas relief sculpture from carved balsawood. Central to the artists’ design are the themes of migration and permanence, movement and stillness, and intimacy within a public space. The imagery represents both the diversity of visitors to San Francisco, as well as the City’s own richly diverse citizenry. The fresco is framed by a bas relief of shore birds, which refers to the surrounding wetlands that are the migratory resting spot for numerous birds, and draws a parallel between the migrations of humanity and those of the natural world.

Montoya, Emmanuel C. (with Juana Alicia)

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate G97 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Village Craft Story Quilt 1996

Description

An African quilt with 12 squares of people engaged in different activities.

Anonymous

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Yin and Yang 2003

Description

A quixotic pair of sculptural bronze eggheads with white patina. The head lying on its side has a quizzically playful grin while the vertical head appears to be angry or vexed. Detailed Description

Arneson, Robert

Financial District Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero at Washington Street Recreation and Park 6

Functional and Fantasy Stair, Cyclone Fragment 1996

Description

This functional staircase connects the 5th and 6th floors of the library. The stairs wrap around a two-story sculptural cone and appear to unravel itself as fragments of false or imaginary stairs peel off. Cyclone Fragment is a purely abstract sculpture that appears as a ghost projection of the spiral stair.

Aycock, Alice

Civic Center San Francisco Main Library, Periodicals Reading Room, 5th and 4th Floor Atrium, 100 Larkin St. Library 6

Phoenix 1997

Description

This relief sculpture, inset into a brick wall in front of the station, depicts the legendary Phoenix – the mythical bird reborn from its own ashes whose image is also on the City’s seal. This beautiful teal bird is set against terra cotta bricks that alternately read “ashes” and “life.”

Barth, Anders

Richmond District Fire Station #34, 499 41st Ave. at Geary Ave. Fire Station 1
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The Hesperides 1981

Description

This aluminum work is comprised of two separate yet related elements that twist and turn at various angles, each ending in a long, sinewy finger.

Beasley, Bruce

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Concourse F, Mezzanine level Airport N/A

San Francisco Nova 1979

Description

Robert Bechtle’s early work was as a Bay Area Figurative painter, but in the 1970s he received national acclaim as a Photorealist. His use of ordinary subject matter, harsh lighting and unstudied composition creates a sense of ironic distance typical of the genre, but Bechtle’s paintings also have a more personal quality. Shown here is Benton Street in San Francisco, one of the familiar local neighborhoods Bechtle frequently paints.

Bechtle, Robert

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A

Dancing on the Brink of the World 1987

Description

A collage of found metal on wood with steel.

Berlant, Tony

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Terminal, Terminal 1, Boarding Area B Airport N/A

Constellation 1996

Description

The inspiration for this work comes from the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century tradition of inscribing the names of famous authors on the exterior of libraries based on the location of their books in the library. 160 glass shades each inscribed with the name of a twentieth-century author whose books are stored in the Main Library are mounted on a wall behind the grand staircase that rises five stories. Each shade is illuminated from the back by fiber-optic lighting and the location of the shade on the wall corresponds to the floor in the library where the books are located. The names were selected based on a process of community input and a desire to express the literary richness of the Bay Area and the diversity of its community.

Blake, Nayland W.

Civic Center San Francisco Main Library, Grand Staircase and Atrium, 100 Larkin St. Library 6
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Persimmons 1996

Description

This pastel is a view looking through branches holding red/orange persimmons.

Bradner, Kay

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

The Journey #2 1976

Description

A San Francisco native, Joan Brown was recognized early in her career as a major talent working in the style that became identified as Bay Area Figurative. By the 1970s, Brown developed a personal iconography that combined people, places and events she had known intimately with symbolic imagery in a style that became identified by critics as “California Myth-Making.” This painting refers to a personal journey, set against a San Francisco skyline.

Brown, Joan

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) – to be moved Airport N/A

Põhina 2003

Description

This sculpture is representative of the artist’s signature equestrian works created from found materials; the horse was created from wood, cast in bronze, then given a patina that identically mimics the original material.

Butterfield, Deborah

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1, Boarding Area C (post-security) Airport N/A
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San Francisco Family Circle 1996

Description

This mixed bas relief constructed of fabric, wood, paint, and plexi-glass is a family portrait.

Calloway, Marie Johnson

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Fly, Flight, Fugit 1999

Description

Images and words executed in ceramic and steel literally and metaphorically recall flight.

Carnwath, Squeak

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A4 Airport N/A

Four Sculptural Light Reflectors 2000

Description

These four sculptures are created from translucent white silicone coated fiberglass material stretched over a metal frame and inserted within the truss structure of the skylights, 70 feet above the floor. The design of the four 180-foot-by-30-foot sculptures was inspired by the construction of the Wright brothers’ first airplane, and also recalls dirigibles, or boats. The sculptures are functional in that they diffuse direct sunlight from the skylights, reflect light up onto the opaque surface of the roof, and project a dappled play of light into the space.

Carpenter, James

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Departures lobby skylights (pre-security) Airport N/A

Love Letters 2000

Description

This 16-by-24-foot mural of glass panels is a reproduction of a pastel drawing depicting paper boats set adrift on a body of water with hand written excerpts from published poetry expressing emotions such as love, hope, longing, and nostalgia, all written in their original language.

Chagoya, Enrique

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A8 (post-security) Airport N/A

Untitled 1996

Description

As a homage to libraries of the past, the artists took 50,000 old library catalog cards and with the help of 200 scribes working in a dozen different languages, hand-annotated each card with either quotes from the book itself or references to related books. The annotated cards were glued to the wall and then covered with translucent layers of artisan plaster and waxed. The work covers 5,000 square feet of the core diagonal wall on three floors.

Chamberlain, Ann (with Ann Hamilton)

Civic Center San Francisco Main Library, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors, 100 Larkin St. Library 6

Untitled 1996

Description

As a homage to libraries of the past, the artists took 50,000 old library catalog cards and with the help of 200 scribes working in a dozen different languages, hand-annotated each card with either quotes from the book itself or references to related books. The annotated cards were glued to the wall and then covered with translucent layers of artisan plaster and waxed. The work covers 5,000 square feet of the core diagonal wall on three floors.

Hamilton, Ann (with Ann Chamberlain)

Civic Center San Francisco Main Library, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors, 100 Larkin St. Library 6

Workshop 1996

Description

A multi-colored and detailed piece, with limited perspective, depicts a man at work in garage/workroom, which contains a rowboat, tools, and various supplies.

Chan, Stanley

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Street Vendor #1 Midtown 1996

Description

A close-up view of a street vendor wearing an apron and a baseball hat from a New York union.

Cockcroft, Eva

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Untitled (Found Object Series-3 shoes) 1996

Description

Three photographs of old shoes against a white background.

Cooper, J.M.

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Untitled 1977

Description

In the mid-1960s, when San Francisco artist Dewey Crumpler was still a high school student, he began to receive recognition as a painter of powerful murals expressive of Black pride and experience. He studied in Mexico with muralists Pablo O’Higgins and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and received numerous commissions to paint murals for Bay Area schools and community centers. In the 1970s, Crumpler began to develop a more abstract painting style characterized by the use of strong color and form.

Crumpler, Dewey

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 (pre-security) Airport N/A

Wide Wave 1978

Description

In the 1970s, Ron Davis became known for works that used gesturally painted sheets of plastic shaped in geometric forms that suggested foreshortened boxes and frames. The imagery in this suite of prints is representative of his signature work.

Davis, Ronald

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 (pre-security) Airport N/A

Arch 1978

Description

In the 1970s, Ron Davis became known for works that used gesturally painted sheets of plastic shaped in geometric forms that suggested foreshortened boxes and frames. The imagery in this suite of prints is representative of his signature work.

Davis, Ronald

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 (pre-security) Airport N/A

Invert Span 1978

Description

In the 1970s, Ron Davis became known for works that used gesturally painted sheets of plastic shaped in geometric forms that suggested foreshortened boxes and frames. The imagery in this suite of prints is representative of his signature work.

Davis, Ronald

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 (pre-security) Airport N/A

Homage to Zane Gray 1978

Description

Roy DeForest was one of a group of artists whose work developed around a personal iconography that became identified in the 1960s and 70s as “Bay Area Funk” or “California Myth-Making.” Influenced by primitive and folk art, DeForest describes his approach to painting as “…my belief and interest in the artificer as an eccentric, peculiar individual creating art as a fantasy with the amazing intention of…building a miniature world into which the nut could retire with all his friends, and animals and paraphernalia.” The title of this varnished polymer on canvas refers to Zane Grey (1872–1939) the author of many popular novels about the Old West.

DeForest, Roy

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) – TO BE MOVED Airport N/A
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Workman 1996

Description

A man in black silhouette wears a denim pants, a cap, and a mottled shirt in pink, orange, lavender and blue; the background is a montage of magazine images.

Denmark, James

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (main office) Hospital 9
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On the Air 2000

Description

The background of this 12,000 square foot terrazzo floor design for the arrivals lobby has tonal gradations of gray-blue terrazzo that represent the international atmospheric pressure for the months of July and August. 176 12-inch circular white bronze plaques represent the most heavily traveled international airports in the world while the continents themselves are outlined in brass divider strips.

deSoto, Lewis

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Arrivals lobby floor (pre-security) Airport N/A
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Still Life with Magnolia 1996

Description

A photorealistic lithograph depicts a single magnolia in a water glass on a shelf with white cloth.

Diehl, Guy

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Untitled 1977

Description

Laddie John Dill’s paintings of this period were closely identified with 1970s Process Art, a movement that emphasized leaving the means of construction evident on the finished creation. Here Dill trowels the cement and polymer in expressionistic gestures to create an aggressively tactile surface. The very physical nature of this painting may remind us of rough hewn concrete structures, but it is also strongly pictorial. For instance, it may suggest to you an eroded, but beautiful, desert landscape.

Dill, Laddie John

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) Airport N/A
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Above Bolinas 1979

Description

Willard Dixon is known for his panoramic, atmospheric paintings of Bay Area scenes. This Marin County seascape evokes a dreamlike calm in the meeting of softly rolling waves and hills.

Dixon, Willard

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) – to be moved Airport N/A
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Death Valley II 1979

Description

Willard Dixon is known for his panoramic, atmospheric paintings of Bay Area scenes. This Marin County seascape evokes a dreamlike calm in the meeting of softly rolling waves and hills.

Dixon, Willard

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) – to be moved Airport N/A

Jasmine Teacup 1996

Description

This realistic still life of a bowl of apples, a teacup, a bud vase with a single red thistle on a marble slab is an aquatint on paper. Scattered on the seat and table top are peaches and a white napkin.

Draegert, Joe

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Sublimens 1985

Description

Michael Dvortcsak describes the intent in this painting as follows: “In the early 1980s I began a series of imaginary landscapes. This one is from the point of view of a hovering eagle. How grand it must be to see for a hundred miles from up so high, going at your own pace.”

Dvortcsak, Michael

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Untitled 1982

Description

Fred Eversley worked as an aerospace engineer until 1967 when he turned to making sculpture. As a medium, he uses transparent polyester resin to create rich optical experiences. To make these discs, the liquid plastic is spun around a vertical axis. The resulting centrifugal and gravitational accelerations form the concave surfaces.

Eversley, Fred

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Lawn Chair Still Life 1996

Description

The focus of this lithograph on paper is a red, green, yellow, and blue striped lawn chair with a rolled-up Sunday SF Chronicle laying in the chair.

Felter, June

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Split Mound 2002

Description

This interactive environmental sculpture invites visitors of all ages to reflect on the relationship between man and the many other species inhabiting the planet. Inside the sculpture, the Zooetta Stone challenges viewers to decipher a message in “animal code.” Representations of exploratory ships recall the history and changing ethics of zoological collection and study. A map embedded into the ground of a prehistoric unified global landmass, and sculptures of frogs and toads—creatures highly susceptible to changing environments—are references to the fragility of the one world we all share. Detailed Description

Fine, Jud (with Barbara McCarren)

Lake Merced San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road Recreation and Park 7

Split Mound 2002

Description

This interactive environmental sculpture invites visitors of all ages to reflect on the relationship between man and the many other species inhabiting the planet. Inside the sculpture, the Zooetta Stone challenges viewers to decipher a message in “animal code.” Representations of exploratory ships recall the history and changing ethics of zoological collection and study. A map embedded into the ground of a prehistoric unified global landmass, and sculptures of frogs and toads—creatures highly susceptible to changing environments—are references to the fragility of the one world we all share. Detailed Description

McCarren, Barbara (with Jud Fine)

Lake Merced San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road Recreation and Park 7

Kezar Stadium Gates 1991

Description

A series of galvanized steel entrance gates featuring wave and geometric patterns are installed between monumental columns at the entrance to Kazar Stadium.

Fleming, Alan

Haight Ashbury Kezar Stadium, S.E. corner of Golden Gate Park; main gate: Arguello Blvd at Lincoln Way; auxiliary gates: Frederick St. near Willard St. Recreation and Park 5

Untitled 1980

Description

This work synthesizes the artist’s mode of abstract expressionism with an Oriental influence as seen in the vibrant, gestural brushwork.

Francis, Sam

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Gates 82-83 (post-security) Airport N/A

World Civilization 1999

Description

This colorful ceramic tile mural consists of hand-painted images drawn from the artist’s personal mythology. These various images recur in different forms throughout most of her work, including a workman’s glove holding a globe of the world in the palm as a symbol of the power of work and creativity.

Frey, Viola

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A4 (post-security) Airport N/A

Bird Technology 1999

Description

This hand-glazed tile work depicts a graceful silhouette of a bird in flight against a blue background and a geometric design in multi-colored squares to the right. The work refers to the importance of nature, as represented by the bird, and the importance of science and technology, as symbolized by the geometric patterns, in making human flight possible.

Garcia, Rupert

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A4 (post-security) Airport N/A

Tamalada 1996

Description

A figurative work depicts a family gathered in a kitchen making tamales.

Garza, Carmen Lomas

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

¡Baile! 2000

Description

An image of two Jarabe Tapatio dancers (known in English as the Mexican hat dance) are shown in motion from the waist down. The metal cutout was based on a paper cutout that was photographed, digitized, and cut with a high-pressure jet stream of water; a shadow is cast onto the painted blue steel sheet behind it.

Garza, Carmen Lomas

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate G93 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Evora #16 1986

Description

Nancy Genn is a local artist who studied ancient paper making methods in Japan. She was one of the first contemporary American artists to work extensively with handmade papers. Her work is characterized by the atmospheric light and diaphanous color quality typical of the Bay Area aesthetic.

Genn, Nancy

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) Airport N/A
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Matt at Mission Rock 1996

Description

In this oil painting, a man wearing a green shirt and blue jeans sits on a bench on the wharf with a view of a sailboat, a tanker and the East Bay in the distance.

Goldstein, Stanley

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Wu Xing Pavilion 1995

Description

A pentagon shaped gazebo designed to be symbolic of the Five Elements of Healing in Chinese medicine: Fire is represented by prismatic glass; Earth by terracotta stucco and stone; Metal by copper; Water by green jadeite stones with crevices/hollows to catch rainwater; and Wood by the redwood beams.

Gonzales, George

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, Courtyard, SF General Hospital,21st St. and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area; not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Do Not Disturb 1996

Description

Charcoal drawing on paper of a homeless person.

Hazard, Ben

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. Hospital 9
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Just Tryin’ to Make It 1996

Description

Charcoal drawing on paper of a homeless person.

Hazard, Ben

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. Hospital 9
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Fan 1996

Description

This engraving on paper shows a scallop shell standing on the flat end with the fanning portion of shell pointed up; red ink in cross hatching marks technique.

Herscher, Margaret

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Tona Shell 1996

Description

Red ink cross hatched lines are arranged to depict curled sea shell.

Herscher, Margaret

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Untitled (architectural enhancement) 1995

Description

Known for his work with natural phenomena, the artist created an atmospheric image suggesting rolling fog for the glass curtain wall of the facility. To conceal the mechanicals on the roof, Hollis designed a sculptural mechanical screen out of perforated metal that creates a moiré effect as one drives past the building.

Hollis, Doug

South of Market Sheriff’s Facility, 850 Bryant at 7th Street Hall of Justice 6

Salty Peanuts 2000

Description

This assemblage is created from 130 real saxophones. Above and below the saxophones are the opening bars of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie’s famous composition, “Salty Peanuts.” The artwork is not only a homage to Gillespie, it is also an acknowledgement of the importance of jazz in San Francisco’s cultural identity.

Howard, Mildred

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A2 (post-security) Airport N/A

View from Indian Rock #31 1996

Description

One of a series featuring a view of the San Francisco Bay with mountains behind on the horizon. A town with houses, shrubs, trees, are visible before the water.

Hoyt, Shelley

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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View from Indian Rock #36 1996

Description

One in a series of paintings showing the same view of the San Francisco Bay from Indian Rock.

Hoyt, Shelley

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Horse of Another Color 1981

Description

A flat, geometrical background is combined with representational imagery to create visual contradiction between the illusionistic spaces and the flat background surface.

Hudson, Robert

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Gates 74-75 (post security) Airport N/A
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Welcome 2000

Description

Arriving international passengers waiting to have their passports checked encounter rectangular columns with cast glass panels mounted on each side of 11 of these columns. The cast glass has a smooth face, but the back is cast into a serrated shape, with a matching serrated cast acrylic panel behind the glass. Vinyl letter text on the acrylic panels say “Welcome” in different languages, and due to an optical effect of the serrated back, the words seem to disappear as the viewer walks by.

Hung, Su-Chen

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Immigration area (post-security) Airport N/A
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Latin 1996

Description

This painting is a spontaneous assemblage of colors, found objects, and words.

JoeSam

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (conference room) Hospital 9
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Developing a Winner 1996

Description

This pastel on paper depicts a young boy about to hit a baseball with his bat is coached by two men in the background while two other boys anxiously wait for their turn.

Joysmith, Brenda

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Getting the Basics 1996

Description

A pastel on paper shows a father helping his son with homework.

Joysmith, Brenda

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Wind Portal 2002

Description

This artwork consists of 200,000 stainless steel 1-inch disks mounted on a lattice panel attached to the wall of the 55-foot circular staircase/escalator opening between the BART and AirTrain stations. The wind and the movement of the trains cause the discs to shimmer and to create a mesmerizing image of the wind.

Kahn, Ned

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, eastern bay of Concourse H surrounding the escalator between the BART and AirTrain stations Airport N/A
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Tall Dango 00-08-21, Tall Dango 02-08-04 2004

Description

Two of the artist’s signature brightly glazed ceramic sculptures greet passengers at the boarding area.

Kaneko, Jun

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1, Boarding Area C (post-security) Airport N/A

Gateway 2000

Description

Occupying a 10-foot-by-60-foot wall in the seating lounge, this artwork consists of tiles in a variety of materials. Each has a unique image that is thematically related to San Francisco. The tiles are mounted on wood panels and surrounded by a glass enclosed case with interior.

Kang, Ik Joong

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Departures lounge (pre-security) Airport N/A
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Ecologue 1996

Description

A landscape scene with rolling green hills and trees under a blue sky, with a large white cloud.

Kasser, Lucinda

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Quiet Exaltation 1996

Description

A landscape scene with rolling green and brown hills and a blue sky with clouds.

Kasser, Lucinda

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Greeting a Totem 1983

Description

Born in Tokyo, Marc Katano now lives in San Francisco. His work combines the grace of traditional calligraphic brush work with the gestural energy of Abstract Expressionism.

Katano, Marc

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) – TO BE MOVED Airport N/A

Torso 1986

Description

Born in Tokyo, Marc Katano now lives in San Francisco. His work combines the grace of traditional calligraphic brush work with the gestural energy of Abstract Expressionism.

Katano, Marc

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) – TO BE MOVED Airport N/A
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New Roof 1996

Description

In this watercolor, three men are at work installing a new rooftop in a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1880 that served as a private residence until 1907 when it was converted to Nevada County’s first private hospital, the W.C. Jones Memorial Hospital, in Grass Valley, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Keating, John Michael

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Potrero Hill 1996

Description

A cityscape of Potrero Hill in bright rich colors where the houses and trees lining the streets are somewhat abstract.

Kewley, Kenneth

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Flight Patterns 1987

Description

A large aerial sculpture of shimmering pieces pulsating with light and color.

Kirkland, Larry

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1, Boarding Area B Airport N/A
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Anemone 2004

Description

This kinetic sculpture is activated by an electronic sensor when viewers approach. In its resting position, the stainless steel sculpture is closed in a ball form. When activated, the form opens like a flower and spins.

Klotz, Werner

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Departures Lounge (pre-security) Airport N/A

Bay Area Victorian, Bay Area Deco, Bay Area Funk 1983

Description

These three glass mosaic and ceramic tile murals depict different decorative styles in the Bay Area.

Kozloff, Joyce

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, South Pedestrian Bridge, Level 2 (east side) Airport N/A

Slacking Stones 1983

Description

Born in Nagoya, Japan, this internationally renowned artist creates sculptures characterized by a serene balance between the traditional and the modern. “Stacking Stones” weighs 14 tons and is created from Nose stone quarried near Nagoya, Japan. Each section of rock was shaped to fit into the next and the outer surface was chiseled or polished to create contrasts of color, texture and depth.

Kunishima, Seiji

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) Airport N/A
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Night Passage 1977

Description

Christopher Lane’s paintings aspire to capture transitory sensations of light and color. In a statement about his work, the artist says “Most of my work is divided into sections of space, each section becoming a moment or moments in time. Much of my inspiration has come from observation of nature and the study of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy and aesthetics.”

Lane, Christopher

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (pre-security) Airport N/A
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The Smile of Reason 1985

Description

This paintings is one of a series the artist created based on an unpublished story by Lerner entitled “The Last Days of Antoine Watteau,” which centers on the 18th-century French painter Watteau. Though the series is related to the story, it is not meant to be illustrative, but rather indicative of the attitude and mood of the time. This painting is the only one of the series that includes Hot Dog, a character who is an antagonist of the Watteau character.

Lerner, Leslie

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (pre-security) Airport N/A

Angulos en Todos Direciones 1978

Description

Born in Quezaltenango, Guatemala, Carlos Loarca’s expressionistic paintings are inspired by the symbolic imagery and mythologies of Central America.

Loarca, Carlos

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Arastradero Oaks 1996

Description

A country landscape scene of yellowish rolling fields with a dead oak tree in center and live oaks to the right.

Macken, Elisa

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Red Trucks, Silo 1996

Description

A landscape scene of two red cement trucks in front of a silo building, a green tree to the left of the trucks, and a blue sky in background.

Markwart, Carla

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Petanque et St Savin IV 1985

Description

A tall abstract sculpture in the shape of a tall arch with a gold medallion underneath the archway.

Martin, Fran

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1, Gate 48 Airport N/A

Untitled 1977

Description

This tightly organized composition of oblique geometric shapes creates an illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.

Martin, Vance

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (pre-security) Airport N/A

Seneca 1978

Description

An abstract landscape in shades of blue and green.

Mayhew, Richard

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Domestic Baggage Claim (in storage) Airport N/A
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Bamboo Boat 1996

Description

An underwater scene features two frogs among fauna and bamboo.

Mayumi, Oda

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Glass Rondell 1997

Description

A 30-inch glass blown rondella installed at Fire Station #39.

McDonnell, Mark

Mount Davidson Fire Station #39, 1091 Portola Dr. at Miraloma Dr. Fire Station 7

Homenaje a Lydia Mendoza: La Reine Tejana 1996

Description

This linoleum block print depicts Lydia Mendoza (1916–2007), a popular guitarist and singer who was considered by many to be “the queen of Tejano music,” or various forms of folk music originating from the Hispanic populations of Central and Southern Texas.

Montoya, Emmanuel

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

La Trinidad Nortena 1996

Description

This triptych in lunette format depicts a man in profile playing the guitar, a man in profile playing bass guitar, and a man in profile playing an accordion with a man and a guitar in the background.

Montoya, Emmanuel

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Dieties of Knowledge, Culture, and Literature 1999

Description

A triptych features deities representing knowledge from three different mythologies. Detailed Description

Montoya, Emmanuel

Mission Mission Branch Library, 300 Bartlett St. and 24th St. Library 9

The Great Transparents 1973

Description

Lee Mullican’s paintings reflect the influence of his interest in and study of Native American art and culture. He evokes ritual and myth with his ornate, mosaic-patterned surfaces.

Mullican, Lee

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) Airport N/A

Cougar III 2002

Description

Life-sized bronze sculptures of two great cats by artist Gwynn Murrill, a tiger and a cougar, inhabit the entry plaza of the San Francisco Zoo. The crouching cougar appears to patiently stalk its prey. This work is the seventh casting of a limited edition the artist created in 1996. Detailed Description

Murrill, Gwynn

Lake Merced San Francisco Zoo, entry plaza Recreation and Park 7

Tiger II 2002

Description

Life-sized bronze sculptures of two great cats by artist Gwynn Murrill, a tiger and a cougar, inhabit the entry plaza of the San Francisco Zoo. The tiger, watchful and seemingly ready to pounce from a seated position, faces the entrance at one end of the landscaped oval island in the plaza center. This work is the first casting of a tiger sculpture Murrill completed in 2002. She began her first drawings for a series of 5 tiger sculptures while visiting the San Francisco zoo in 1999. Detailed Description

Murrill, Gwynn

Lake Merced San Francisco Zoo, entry plaza Recreation and Park 7

Cala Lilly on Black with White Border I & II 1996

Description

A diptych with profile views of a single Calla Lily on a black background with a white border; staples around edges are intended to be viewed as part of work.

Namara, Stephen

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Mujer Pegada, No. 4 1985

Description

Manuel Neri was a prominent member in the San Francisco Bay Area Figurative movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He has continued to create life-size figurative sculptures in plaster, bronze and marble over the succeeding decades. Neri says of his devotion to the figure: “I’ve always been intrigued with the spirit the figure conveys…It is the God-spirit that I think is the real God for us. It is the thing inside us that I want to talk about in the figure.”

Neri, Manuel

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Carl off Cole Street 1996

Description

A city street scene of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district.

Nye, Peter

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Billboard Series 1981

Description

This artwork, suspended above the moving walkway, responds to the transitory nature of the airport through its different views and uses of light.

O’Banion, Nance

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1, Gates 80-81 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Obi Series #12 1996

Description

Various patterns, many floral, fold over and overlap each other like material or cloth.

Pettingill, Yoko

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Untitled 2007

Description

The artist designed five 6-by-6-foot decorative fence panels with images of birds, fish, and other sea creatures.

Pijoan, Irene

South of Market Victoria Manalo Draves Park, 1025 Folsom Street at Sherman Recreation and Park 6

Shapes of Life 1999

Description

The artist worked with residents of MHRF to develop the design for the large-scale wall mural that zigs and zags along an interior corridor. The medallions representing “inspiration,” “goals,” and “life experience” are connected by a jagged line representing “obstacles.” Detailed Description

Poethig, Johanna

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, San Francisco General Hospital, 887 Potrero Avenue at 21st Street Hospital 9

Cilindro Costruito 1983

Description

A slender column illustrates the artist’s early training as an engineer and jewelry maker in its strong, architectural detail.

Pomodoro, Arnaldo

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, 2nd Floor, North Connector area (in storage) Airport N/A
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Hallidie Building, Victorian House, Pylon of the Golden Gate Bridge, City Hall Dome 1982

Description

A set of landmark models, made of hardwoods and carved by a laser which highlight the important contributions that architecture has made to San Francisco.

Potts, Don

Civic Center City Hall, South Light Court, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place City Hall 6
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Golden Gate Park 1982

Description

A set of landmark models, made of hardwoods and carved by a laser which highlight the important contributions that architecture has made to San Francisco.

Potts, Don

Storage

You Were in Heaven 2000

Description

A ceiling dome, installed at one end of the corridor and lit through blue gels, is inspired by early creation myths that describe the sky as originating from ice crystals. On the floor below the dome are bronze and terrazzo medallion. As passengers pass through the dome and walk along the corridor wall, they encounter five 60-foot long curved niches. In these niches, groups of cast hydrocal tiles with forms derived from the mathematical theories of English mathematician Arthur Penrose, are fit together to create shapes that resemble clouds. The artist creates these complex forms using only 2 unique shapes of tiles.

Preston, Ann

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Boarding Area A, Sterile Corridor (post-security) Airport N/A
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Dime Que Quieres (Tell Me What You Want) 1996

Description

This gouache is a close-up of a man on a woman’s lap, cheek-to-cheek, in an abstracted, colorful style.

Quijano, Nick

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Healing Garden 1993

Description

The artist designed this small garden as an extension to an existing hospital memorial garden and as a place to provide seating sheltered from the wind. A red gravel walkway, edged in white granite city-surplus curbstones, forms a double helix, which is symbolic of life. The seating is made from salvaged granite.

Richards, Peter

Potrero San Francisco General Hospital, garden area of Building 80, 1001 Potrero Ave. at 22nd Street Hospital 9

Thinking of Balmy Alley 1999

Description

A mosaic tile piece of a young boy wearing a soccer jersey and baseball cap, begins a painting.

Rigo 99 (Ricardo de Gouveia)

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A4 (post-security) Airport N/A

Azul, Azul y Hacer 1978

Description

Born in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, Gustavo Rivera is a self-taught painter who moved to San Francisco in 1969, at the age of 29. His work is characterized by the emotional and visual intensity of its color.

Rivera, Gustavo

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A

Waiting on Long Beach Transit 1996

Description

A photorealistic scene of a bus stop along the Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, with two relaxed young men sitting side-by-side on the backboard of a bench.

Roche, Christopher

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Light Lines 1986

Description

A set of twelve light-reflecting prisms.

Ross, Charles

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1, Boarding Area B Airport N/A

Letter’s Missing 1985

Description

As an artist, Saunders relies on his own keen observations and experiences: “The important thing about doing art is that I also live… and the more I bring into myself, the more I have a desire and need to translate it into something.” This work is representative of the artist’s dramatic use of color, gestural strokes, elegant line, and the collaged remnants of everyday life to provide compositional, textural, and spatial contrasts.

Saunders, Raymond

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A

Sheriff’s Star Plaza and Lobby 1996

Description

Plaza that features a black and white paving design based on the metaphor of a “carpet” and a series of “throw rugs” that use the Sheriff’s 7-point star, fractured and reconstructed as a design motif. The artist also designed the sculptural form of the exhaust vent, landscape plantings, and the seating for the lobby.

Scuri, Vicki

South of Market Sheriff’s Facility, 850 Bryant at 7th Street Hall of Justice 6
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Untitled 1996

Description

The artist designed redwood tables and chairs for George Gonzales’ Wu Xing Pavillion in the interior garden area of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility.

Shively, Evan

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Games of the World 1995

Description

Located in the entry lobby, this 10-foot-by-28-foot mixed media piece is inspired by board games from around the word.

Shum, Hilda

Potrero Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility, Entrance and Lobby, SF General Hospital, 21st St. and Potrero Ave. Hospital 9

Fish Tale 1995

Description

A stainless steel sculpture of an abstract fish tail rises from a mosaic “pool” of green and blue tiles. The fish is a symbol of transformation in many cultures and, as such, has special significance for this facility.

Shum, Hilda

Potrero Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility, Entrance and Lobby, SF General Hospital, 21st St. and Potrero Ave. Hospital 9

Column Vista 1995

Description

Murals are painted on 16 columns in patient day rooms with four different landscape themes – ocean, marsh, desert, grass – to visually enhance the area and to give each day room a specific identity.

Shum, Hilda (with David Gordon)

Potrero Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility, Patient Day rooms, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Column Vista 1995

Description

Murals are painted on 16 columns in patient day rooms with four different landscape themes – ocean, marsh, desert, grass – to visually enhance the area and to give each day room a specific identity.

Gordon, David (with Hilda Shum)

Potrero Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility, Patient Day rooms, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Limantour Marsh, Grey 1996

Description

This landscape painted in oil depicts Limantour Marsh at Point Reyes.

Smith Siegel, Connie

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Cliff at Limantour 1996

Description

A landscape painting in oil of the cliffs at Limantour Beach meeting the water.

Smith Siegel, Connie

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Metamorphosis 1961

Description

A leading proponent of Abstract Expressionism in the Bay Area, Hassel Smith’s paintings in the 1950s and 1960s were influenced by the artist’s love of jazz and dancing, which he translated on canvas into bold, energetic and gestural forms.

Smith, Hassel

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (pre-security) Airport N/A

My Yellow Heart 1996

Description

A cut-out paper yellow heart is tacked to the wall above a counter with rows of paint jars, an empty glass with two yellow forks, a flower pot, and a glass of water.

Snowden, Mary

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Welcome North, Welcome South, Welcome East, Welcome West 1983

Description

A series of exuberant, waving figures and depictions of San Francisco landmarks highlight the wall piece, designed to greet visitors from foreign countries.

Snyder, Dan

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, 1st Floor, International Arrivals – to be moved Airport N/A

Ceiling Flood 1999

Description

Along the sterile corridor of Boarding Area G, 2-foot structural wide beams alternately lit on the bottom edge by red and blue neon cross the space and seem to disappear into the lowered central portion of the ceiling and reappear on the other side. These periodic bands of color create a progression down the corridor, which is reflected in the polished terrazzo floor.

Sonnier, Keith

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Concourse G, Sterile Corridor (post security) Airport N/A
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Stream Bed 1996

Description

A bowl of river rocks with a water design.

Stanley, Helen

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Cardboard Kore 2004

Description

The artist re-created a classical Greek sculpture from post-consumer paper products.

Stutz, Michael

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1, Boarding Area C (post-security) Airport N/A

Waiting 1999

Description

This 25-foot-by-32-foot image is a photographic close-up of four central figures involved in the familiar yet deeply symbolic drama of waiting in an airport for the return of loved ones. The photograph, taken by the artists, was translated into a digital image with each pixel represented by a 1-inch mosaic tile.

Sultan, Larry (with Mike Mandel)

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A7 Airport N/A

Waiting 1999

Description

This 25-foot-by-32-foot image is a photographic close-up of four central figures involved in the familiar yet deeply symbolic drama of waiting in an airport for the return of loved ones. The photograph, taken by the artists, was translated into a digital image with each pixel represented by a 1-inch mosaic tile.

Mandel, Mike (with Larry Sultan)

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Gate A7 Airport N/A
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The Conquest of Space 1983

Description

A 32-foot abstract sculpture.

Tamayo, Rufino

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Atrium Garden (east end) – to be moved Airport N/A

Hitwood 1977

Description

Born in Shanghai, Sam Tchakalian moved to San Francisco in 1947. Color and paint are the subject of his paintings, which are linked to both color field painting of the 1960s, and the emphasis on process and materials in the 1970s. Here, the surface is scraped with metal tools pulled across the canvas, creating a surface texture that resembles wood grain.

Tchakalian, Sam

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2 (pre-security) Airport N/A

18th St. Downgrade 1978

Description

In the early 1960s, Thiebaud was acclaimed as one of the defining practitioners of Pop Art, and has continued to be one of California’s most important and influential artists. In the late 1970s, the artist concentrated on a series of San Francisco cityscapes that became a signature theme. Painting from a combination of direct observation and memory, these paintings present a dizzying perspective of San Francisco’s extraordinary topography.

Thiebaud, Wayne

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A

Behind Ted McMann’s Garage 1976

Description

The artist describes his work as being “oriented toward the sensuous consumption and re-interpretation of the world I see.” Best known for his photo-based realism, Torlakson’s imagery has centered on everyday life, often depicting such urban images as trucks, moving vans and filling stations.

Torlakson, James

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A

Untitled 1974

Description

Born in Belize, British Honduras, Manuel Villamor’s paintings are often inspired by pre-Columbian themes. Here luminescent and phantasmagoric shapes seemingly emerge from a background of softly colored mists.

Villamor, Manuel

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A
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Altar #6: Forgotten Treasurers 1996

Description

Still life.

Viramontes, Xavier

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Horse Hill 1996

Description

A country scene with a black horse grazing in the foreground, a white horse at the center, rolling hills in the background, and storm clouds brewing overhead.

Wetherby, Sally

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Don’t Forget to Smell the Flowers 1996

Description

The head and shoulders of a young African American girl, shown in profile, looks down at flowers. The girl is depicted against a background of letters and numbers.

White, Andre

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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She Left the Disco Alone 1996

Description

A shoulder and head profile of an African American woman with her chin resting on hands gazes up. Background is orange with other colors worked over surface to create texture.

White, Andre

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9
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Void 1977

Description

Known for his humorous use of puns and parody, William T. Wiley’s work defined the nucleus of the Bay Area Funk movement in the 1960s. Wiley says of his work during this time: “It suddenly became clear to me that art was what I’d heard on the radio that day, or something I saw outside. Suddenly, anything was potential.” This work was originally created and installed as an outdoor billboard prior to being purchased by the Art Commission for the Airport.

Wiley, William

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 (post-security) Airport N/A

Light Clouds 1994

Description

A design screened on the glass of the awning of the fire station casts sinuous dragon-cloud shaped shadows onto the facade of the building when the sun is overhead. Four red cloud-shaped lanterns light the facade at night.

Wong, Al

Chinatown Fire Station #2, 1340 Powell St. near Broadway Fire Station 3
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Overstuffed Chair 1996

Description

Part of a series of graphite drawings depicting scenes from Oakland Chinatown.

Wong, Florence

Potrero Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, SF General Hospital, 21st Street and Potrero Ave. (in a patient area not accessible to general public) Hospital 9

Take Root 1996

Description

Composed of light fixtures and copper panels, illuminated signs with poems in English and Chinese by community poets are installed throughout the reading room. The piece is an expression of the Asian immigrant experience.

Yung, Rene

Chinatown Chinatown Branch Library, Reading Room, 1135 Powell Street between Jackson and Washington Streets Library 3

Golden Gateway 2006-2007

Description

A golden cloth-covered gateway sculpture is reminiscent of a miniature Arc d’ Triomphe.

Alavi, Seyed

Hayes Valley Patricia’s Green at Hayes Street and Octavia Boulevard Recreation and Park 5

Speaking Stones 2000

Description

The artist designed the overall plan of the garden and specific landscape elements to create a meaningful environment for the local community. Incised lines of poetry appear in the rocks, seat walls, walkways, and floors along the path of the garden and in the lobby of the recreation center. Detailed Description

Alavi, Seyed

Richmond Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave, between Clement and California Streets Recreation and Park 1

Secret Garden 2005

Description

A hand-sculpted ceramic frieze with leaf and animal imagery wraps around the building. Detailed Description

Barr, Aileen

West Portal West Portal Playground, 131 Lenox Way at Ulloa Recreation and Park 7

First Person Plural 2000

Description

This ceramic mural pays homage to the interconnections of the police station and the people who live, work, and play in the Tenderloin. Detailed Description

Barth, Anders

Tenderloin Tenderloin Police Station, 301 Eddy Street at Jones Police Station 6

Untitled 2005

Description

This temple-like structure was built entirely from recycled birch plywood made from toy dinosaur model kits.

Best, David

Hayes Valley Patricia’s Green at Hayes Street and Octavia Boulevard Recreation and Park 5

Untitled 2000

Description

The artist designed the exterior façade of the building with gates and sculptural panels, exterior painting, and accents; work on the interior includes painted walls, painted beams, and a 5-foot glass wall. Detailed Description

Catalusci, Robert

Potrero Hill Muni Ways and Structures Facility, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue at 22nd St. MUNI 10

Untitled 2009

Description

A temporary installation of recycled tree branches on top of the existing trees on the plaza during the winter when the branches are bare.

Dougherty, Patrick

Civic Center Civic Center Plaza Recreation and Park 6

Union Square Colonnade 2003

Description

Four unique sculptural light fixtures are mounted on polished granite columns on the south side of the plaza. The sculptures reflect the artist’s notion of futuristic Victoriana. Detailed Description

Fischer, Ron M.

Downtown Union Square, Geary and Powell Streets Streetscape 6

Tree 2003

Description

The artist team hand carved a 110 foot tall virgin redwood tree harvested in Northern California and installed it adjacent to the grand stairway at Moscone West. The tree appears to have preceded the construction of the elegant glass and steel convention center, suggesting that nature prevails. Detailed Description

Gordon, David (with Hilda Shum and Po Shu Wang)

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, West Lobby, Howard between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6

Tree 2003

Description

The artist team hand carved a 110 foot tall virgin redwood tree harvested in Northern California and installed it adjacent to the grand stairway at Moscone West. The tree appears to have preceded the construction of the elegant glass and steel convention center, suggesting that nature prevails. Detailed Description

Shum, Hilda (with David Gordon and Po Shu Wang)

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, West Lobby, Howard between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6

Tree 2003

Description

The artist team hand carved a 110 foot tall virgin redwood tree harvested in Northern California and installed it adjacent to the grand stairway at Moscone West. The tree appears to have preceded the construction of the elegant glass and steel convention center, suggesting that nature prevails. Detailed Description

Wang, Po Shu (with Hilda Shum and David Gordon)

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, West Lobby, Howard between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6

Rabbinoid 2007

Description

This bronze sculpture depicts a Rabbinoid, an imaginary creature that is part rabbit and part human, designed in the tradition of a “folie” – an unusual sculpture placed in a garden setting.

Heffernon, Gerald

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Pavilion Courtyard Hospital 7

Three Shades of Blue 2003

Description

Blue glass walls form the retaining walls of the Fillmore Street Bridge over Geary Blvd. Outside, the letters B L U E are etched on the surface of glass panels that range in color from light to sky blue. On the pedestrian side, the panels are etched with a poem titled “Three Shades of Blue” written specifically for the community by internationally known poet, Quincy Troupe, in honor of the neighborhood’s jazz history.

Howard, Mildred

Western Addition Fillmore Street Bridge, over Geary Blvd. Streetscape 5

The Endangered Garden 1997

Description

This environmental sculpture is based on endangered species and the restoration of indigenous habitat. The project spans approximately l/3 of a mile alongside Harney Way en-route to Candlestick Park and includes a butterfly meadow, garter-snake promenade, and shoreline ribbon worm sculpture. The artist’s objective was to transform a major sewage pumping and transport station into an environmental artwork that enhances habitat for a variety of endangered species indigenous to the site.

Johanson, Patricia

Bayview/Hunters Point Sunnydale Pump Station near Candlestick Park and Highway 101 PUC 10

Where the Land Meets the Sea 2008

Description

Like a line drawing in space, this 36’ x 60’ x 15’ sculpture, fabricated from 5/8 inch marine grade stainless steel tubing, depicts the topography between Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. The sculpture is installed outdoors on the Academy’s West Terrace, where it is seamlessly attached to six columns and suspended by nine thread-like steel cables from the overhead solar canopy. It seems to float like a cloud in a Chinese landscape painting against the backdrop of greenery in Golden Gate Park, a dynamic counterpoint to the formal and orderly geometry of the building’s architecture by Renzo Piano.

Lin, Maya

Golden Gate Park Academy of Sciences Museum 1

Time After Time 2005

Description

First painted in 1993, this mural was restored as part of the building’s renovation in 2005 along with the addition of a new section. The original mural, sponsored by the Eureka Valley Trails & Art Network, was painted with help from the surrounding community.

Miller-Kusz, Betsie

Castro Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 157 Collingwood Street Recreation and Park 8

Invocation 2004

Description

Fabricated from steel by the artist in his Bayview studio, the sculpture, standing 10 feet high, depicts a majestic and mythical creature, which is part bird and part human. It is intended to honor the indigenous heritage of the people of this region.

Ozan, Pepe

Bayview/Hunters Point Cesar Chavez Overpass, near 2827 Cesar Chavez Streetscape 10

Roots and Veins 2006

Description

The artists have created multiple installations throughout the building, including a sandblasted design on the exterior glass façade, a light box installation in the multi purpose room, color field murals in several of the dayrooms, and a low relief design at the entry to the day rooms. All of the projects incorporate the motif of a tree branch and utilizes words and texts generated by the youth at the center.

Poethig, Johanna (with Julio Morales)

Twin Peaks Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility, 375 Woodside Avenue Juvenile Detention Facility 7

Roots and Veins 2006

Description

The artists have created multiple installations throughout the building, including a sandblasted design on the exterior glass façade, a light box installation in the multi purpose room, color field murals in several of the dayrooms, and a low relief design at the entry to the day rooms. All of the projects incorporate the motif of a tree branch and utilizes words and texts generated by the youth at the center.

Morales, Julio (with Johanna Poethig)

Twin Peaks Juvenile Hall Replacement Facility, 375 Woodside Avenue Juvenile Detention Facility 7

From the Heart Outwards 2006

Description

Sculptural cold-cast bronze and aluminum tile pieces feature groups of cast hands of Eureka Valley residents and recreation center users. The work reflects the diverse character of this community center.

Saulls, Vicki

Castro Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 157 Collingwood Street Recreation and Park 8

Nuotatori 2005

Description

Plaster castings of the faces of a number of the regular swimmers at the pool are installed on the interior walls of the natatorium, surrounded by a wave-like field of mosaic glass tile. Detailed Description

Saulls, Vicki

North Beach North Beach Pool, Lombard between Mason and Powell Recreation and Park 3

Locus 2005

Description

A cold-cast aluminum sliding door depicts a topographic map of the North Beach neighborhood. Detailed Description

Saulls, Vicki

North Beach North Beach Pool, Lombard between Mason and Powell Recreation and Park 3

Manolo Valdés in San Francisco 2008

Description

This exhibition includes eight bronze sculptures. Three of the sculptures (Yvonne I, Yvonne II and Regina II) depict large female heads. A fourth female head, Lydia, is more sphinx-like. The exhibition also includes four sculptures from the Las Meninas series, which are based on the central figures, Infanta Margarita and Reina Mariana, in the famous Baroque painting Las Meninas by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez.

Valdés, Manolo

Civic Center Civic Center Plaza Recreation and Park 6

Ghinlon/Transcope 2005

Description

Twelve slender stainless steel viewing observatories, each equipped with a unique lens/mirror combination, provide the viewer a kaleidoscope picture of the passing cars and surrounding environment.

Wang, Po Shu

Hayes Valley Octavia Boulevard from Market to Hayes Streets Streetscape 5

Untitled 2004

Description

The gate and fence design incorporates images of windmills, which were once signature features of Visitacion Valley.

Zaballa, Victor Mario

Visitacion Valley Visitacion Valley Clubhouse, 243 Leland Avenue Recreation and Park 10

Language of the Birds 2008

Description

A sculpted, illuminated flock of 23 translucent, suspended open books with bindings positioned as if they were wings of birds in flight. Italian, English, and Chinese phrases from books by neighborhood authors or books written about the surrounding communities are scattered and embedded across the plaza.

Goggin, Brian (with Dorka Kheen)

North Beach Broadway Streetscape Improvements, intersection of Columbus and Broadway Avenues Streetscape 3

Language of the Birds 2008

Description

A sculpted, illuminated flock of 23 translucent, suspended open books with bindings positioned as if they were wings of birds in flight. Italian, English, and Chinese phrases from books by neighborhood authors or books written about the surrounding communities are scattered and embedded across the plaza.

Keehn, Dorka (with Brian Goggin)

North Beach Broadway Streetscape Improvements, intersection of Columbus and Broadway Avenues Streetscape 3
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Homage to the Amateur; The American Dream, A Tribute to Harvey Milk; Bio/Obscura, A Tribute to Harvey Milk; Photo Center 2009

Description

A 4-part artwork that remembers Harvey Milk and the generations of children and adult artists and photographers who have danced, acted, sung, studied and developed their talents within this unique municipal facility. Davis and Schwartzenberg mined caches of artifacts and old photographs to create curiosity cabinets, image-laminated window walls, and a camera obscura.

Davis, Michael (with Susan Schwartzenberg)

Castro Harvey Milk Center for Recreational Arts, 50 Scott Street at Duboce Recreation and Park 8
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Homage to the Amateur; The American Dream, A Tribute to Harvey Milk; Bio/Obscura, A Tribute to Harvey Milk; Photo Center 2009

Description

A 4-part artwork that remembers Harvey Milk and the generations of children and adult artists and photographers who have danced, acted, sung, studied and developed their talents within this unique municipal facility. Davis and Schwartzenberg mined caches of artifacts and old photographs to create curiosity cabinets, image-laminated window walls, and a camera obscura.

Schwartzenberg, Susan (with Michael Davis)

Castro Harvey Milk Center for Recreational Arts, 50 Scott Street at Duboce Recreation and Park 8

Untitled 2009

Description

Nine mosaic panels measuring 4 feet high by up to 20 feet wide will form a frieze along the façade of the Center. The panels incorporate African and Asian themes in recognition of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Washington, Horace

Western Addition Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center, 1900 Geary Blvd. at Steiner Street Recreation and Park 5

Woman with Birds 2009

Description

An elegant steel sculpture will be silhouetted against the eastern sky as it stands atop a six-foot base on the lawn in front of the tennis courts at JP Murphy Playground. The sculpture is reminiscent of many images of St. Francis feeding the birds.

Carey, Michael

Inner Sunset J.P. Murphy Playground, 1960 9th Avenue at Pacheco Street Recreation and Park 7

Noe Valley Natives 2008

Description

Five stainless steel sculptures, each representing local native flora, rise up to six feet above five of the center’s gate posts, sentinels to the redesigned playground.

Corliss, Troy

Noe Valley Upper Noe Recreation Center, Sanchez and Day Streets Recreation and Park 8

Sun Spheres 2008

Description

Three “sun sculptures” grace the intersection of Ocean and Granada Avenues as part of a multi-phase refurbishing of Ocean Avenue, a major thoroughfare and shopping corridor. The giant orbs measure from three to five feet in diameter. Their swirling, glistening design of sunflower shapes and mirrored ribbons counters the often fog-bound climate.

True, Laurel

Ingleside Upper Ocean Avenue, Intersection of Ocean and Granada Avenues Streetscape 7 & 11

Untitled 2008

Description

Ceramic tile murals measuring 7 by 9 feet and 8 by 7.5 feet adorn two faces of the Junipero Serra clubhouse, at the playground entrance and overlooking the playing fields. The murals bring a modernist California sensibility to traditional Middle Eastern tile patterns.

Finneran, Bean

Lake Merced Junipero Serra Playground, 300 Stonecrest Drive Recreation and Park 7

Solar Sight 2008

Description

Water-jet cut panels installed in the fences at an often fog-bound neighborhood playground take their inspiration from NASA’s TRACE satellite photos of the solar surface. The design represents the movement of electrified gases, as they surge up from the surface of the sun at tremendous speeds, forming arches thousands of miles high called “coronal loops.”

Kennedy, Deborah

Sunnyside/Miraloma Park Sunnyside Playground, Foerster Street at Melrose Avenue Recreation and Park 7

Incomplete Metamorphosis 2006

Description

Visitors to this mid-block neighborhood playground are greeted by two playful sculptures attached to fence posts at each entrance. They could be model airplanes or giant dragonflies but in fact are the laser-cut aluminum product of the artist’s antic imagination.

Hsu, Joyce

Inner Richmond Argonne Playground, 19th Ave. between Geary Blvd. and Anza Ave. Recreation and Park 1

Fire, Air, Earth, and Water 2005

Description

Three cutout steel 3-feet-by-12-feet columns finished with a dark bronze patina depict elements of the natural world: mammals, sea life and plants. Located on the roof deck of the playground clubhouse, they are lit from within during the evening with red, green, and blue light, representing fire, earth and water.

Blackstone, Amy

Russian Hill Helen Wills Playground, Broadway at Larkin Street Recreation and Park 3

Play Ball! 2004

Description

The artwork celebrates sports at Rochambeau Playground. Two concrete pillars clad in ceramic tile are topped by an 8-inch mosaic tennis ball and a 22-inch mosaic basketball. They mark the end of the handicapped ramp and the wall between the children’s playground and the blacktop courts. Detailed Description

Poethig, Johanna

Outer Richmond Rochambeau Playground, 25th Avenue between California and Clement Streets Recreation and Park 1

Untitled 2004

Description

The artist designed and fabricated fence and gate panels along with sculptural trellises that utilize imagery and patterns associated with the dominant cultural heritage of Mission District residents.

Blackstone, Amy

Mission Kidpower Park, Hoff Street between 16th and 17th Streets Recreation and Park 9

Odonatoa – Kinetic Dragonfly 2004

Description

A wind-driven kinetic dragonfly sculpture made of painted stainless steel.

Hsu, Joyce

Bernal Heights Holly Park Playground, Holly Park Circle at Highland Avenue Recreation and Park 9

Words Fly Away 2004

Description

The stairs, stairwell and upper hallway of the library were transformed by Wehrle into an environment of flying words, letters and images based on quotes from literature and children’s books. The artwork encompasses the ceiling, walls and floors of the space, as if the viewer were on a fantastic journey through the inside of a book. Detailed Description

Wehrle, John

Ocean View Ocean View Public Library, 345 Randolph Street Library 11

Mission 23 2003

Description

In conjunction with MUNI sidewalk enhancement, the artwork fills the widened sidewalks with the number 23 depicted in a variety of ways, including 23 dots, roman numerals, cross-hatching, binary code, etc. The smaller white tiles contain hand-painted text with statements about the number 23 in English and Spanish. Detailed Description

Rigo 99 (Ricardo de Gouveia)

Mission Mission Street Bus Bulbs, NE and SW corner of Mission and 23rd Streets Streetscape 9

Photos of People from the Neighborhood Enlarged and Attached to the Building, and Fortunes in the Parking Spaces 2002

Description

Photographs collected from Italian North Beach and Chinatown neighbors, copied from family albums, museum and newspaper archives and a school yearbook depict individuals representing the past, present and future of a vibrant community. Detailed Description

Fletcher, Harrell (with Jon Rubin)

North Beach North Beach Parking Garage, 735 Vallejo Street, between Columbus and Powell Streets Parking Garage 3

Photos of People from the Neighborhood Enlarged and Attached to the Building, and Fortunes in the Parking Spaces 2002

Description

Photographs collected from Italian North Beach and Chinatown neighbors, copied from family albums, museum and newspaper archives and a school yearbook depict individuals representing the past, present and future of a vibrant community. Detailed Description

Rubin, Jon (with Harrell Fletcher)

North Beach North Beach Parking Garage, 735 Vallejo Street, between Columbus and Powell Streets Parking Garage 3

The Flower Inside Us Grows 2002

Description

As part of MUNI sidewalk enhancement, the artists designed a 65-foot long ceramic tile mosaic depicting the tree of life in a highly stylized manner. Neighbors, both children and adults, and homeless youth worked on the fabrication the huge mosaic. Homeless youth painted individual tiles depicting their dreams and hopes, that serve as the backbone of the snake-like figure. Detailed Description

Carpou, Peter (with Susan Cervantes and Carolyna Mark)

Mission Mission Street Bus Bulbs, 150 Otis Street, between McCoppin and 13th Streets Streetscape 9

The Flower Inside Us Grows 2002

Description

As part of MUNI sidewalk enhancement, the artists designed a 65-foot long ceramic tile mosaic depicting the tree of life in a highly stylized manner. Neighbors, both children and adults, and homeless youth worked on the fabrication the huge mosaic. Homeless youth painted individual tiles depicting their dreams and hopes, that serve as the backbone of the snake-like figure. Detailed Description

Cervantes, Susan (with Peter Carpou and Carolyna Mark)

Mission Mission Street Bus Bulbs, 150 Otis Street, between McCoppin and 13th Streets Streetscape 9

The Flower Inside Us Grows 2002

Description

As part of MUNI sidewalk enhancement, the artists designed a 65-foot long ceramic tile mosaic depicting the tree of life in a highly stylized manner. Neighbors, both children and adults, and homeless youth worked on the fabrication the huge mosaic. Homeless youth painted individual tiles depicting their dreams and hopes, that serve as the backbone of the snake-like figure. Detailed Description

Mark, Carolyna (with Peter Carpou and Susan Cervantes)

Mission Mission Street Bus Bulbs, 150 Otis Street, between McCoppin and 13th Streets Streetscape 9
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Untitled 2001

Description

Two abstract mosaic medallions are placed on either side of the entrance to the community room; the tiles installed in the seat wall in front of the community room were painted by children. Detailed Description

O’Day, Ruth

Civic Center Margaret Hayward Clubhouse, Laguna Street and Golden Gate Avenue Recreation and Park 6

Guardian Serpent 2001

Description

A serpent composed of handmade mosaic tiles painted by over 100 Tenderloin children is set into a 125 foot long concrete wall with a purple stucco background. The artist collaborated with the Tenderloin Children’s Recreation Center, the Tenderloin Childcare Center, John Nava and Son (plaster), and Helen Jones (tile setter). Detailed Description

O’Day, Ruth

Tenderloin Tenderloin Children’s Playground, 570 Ellis Street Recreation and Park 6

Layla and Swingdaddy 2002

Description

In conjunction with MUNI sidewalk enhancement, the artist designed a central, multi-colored organic shape, surrounded on each corner by undulating bands of blue and black. Detailed Description

Mangrum, Joe

Mission Mission Street Bus Bulbs, NE and SW corners of Mission and 22nd Streets Streetscape 9

Untitled (Three Dancing Figures) 2003

Description

Three abstract human figures painted in the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow are cut out of sheet steel. With outstretched arms and raised legs intertwining, the figures appear to be dancing.

Haring, Keith

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, Howard and 3rd Streets Convention Center 6

Raizes/Roots 2000

Description

The entire exterior surface of the Mission District clubhouse is covered with 1,100 terra-cotta colored tiles designed and hand-painted by the artists. Interspersed throughout the tiles are large figures of a jaguar, snake, and flowers, all drawn from the Aztec tradition. Detailed Description

Pineda, Eduardo (with Ray Patlan)

Mission Coronado Playground, Folsom at 21st Street Recreation and Park 9

Raizes/Roots 2000

Description

The entire exterior surface of the Mission District clubhouse is covered with 1,100 terra-cotta colored tiles designed and hand-painted by the artists. Interspersed throughout the tiles are large figures of a jaguar, snake, and flowers, all drawn from the Aztec tradition. Detailed Description

Patlan, Ray (with Eduardo Pineda)

Mission Coronado Playground, Folsom at 21st Street Recreation and Park 9

Art Panels 2000

Description

The library’s entrance is flanked by two bas-relief cast-concrete murals: on one side, a young tree represents Ocean View today, with a bird in hand, and on the other, the bird flies from a mature tree, heavy with fruit in the form of letters and symbols, representing the Ocean View community’s future. Detailed Description

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Crutcher, Collette

Ocean View Ocean View Public Library, 345 Randolph Street Library 11

Untitled 2007

Description

On the Sunnydale platform, there is a three-tiered pole sculpture that lights up at night, abstract Asian-inspired metal canopy panels, 28 granite circles in the pavement that reflect the phases of the moon, and posters with imaginative moon photographs. The Arleta platform has shadows of leaves cast by metal panels above the canopy, bronze tree shapes embedded in the pavement, and posters with Bay Area wildflowers.

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Nagasawa, Nobuho (with Anita Margrill)

Visitacion Valley T-Third Street Light Rail, platforms at Arleta and Sunnydale Transit 10

Promenade Ribbon Project 1996

Description

This 2.5-mile long, 5-foot wide linear sculpture consists of concrete, glass blocks, and fiber optic lighting integrated into the design of the bayside pedestrian promenade. The work is a symbol of the juncture between the city and bay, commemorating the historic seawall and the water beneath the sidewalk.

Acconci, Vito (with Stanley Saitowitz and Barbara Solomon)

Embarcadero Embarcadero, between North Point and Townsend Streets Streetscape 6
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Promenade Ribbon Project 1996

Description

This 2.5-mile long, 5-foot wide linear sculpture consists of concrete, glass blocks, and fiber optic lighting integrated into the design of the bayside pedestrian promenade. The work is a symbol of the juncture between the city and bay, commemorating the historic seawall and the water beneath the sidewalk.

Solomon, Barbara (with Vito Acconci and Stanley Saitowitz)

Embarcadero, North and South Embarcadero, between North Point and Townsend Streets Streetscape 3 & 6

Colloidal Pool 1988

Description

A brightly colored ceramic tile medallion in the sidewalk is suggestive of a puddle with ripples moving concentrically over leaf sheaves.

Almeida, Peter

Bernal Heights Embarcadero, between North Point and Townsend Streets Recreation and Park 9

Outdoor Wall Mosaic 1987

Description

Tile, glass, metal, buttons, jewelry on fiberglass, and wood on the building exterior correspond to the architectural details or emblems found on many neighborhood buildings.

Anderson, Lois

Noe Valley Douglass Playground Fieldhouse, 26th Street at Douglass Street Recreation and Park 8

Skygate 1985

Description

A 26-foot-high mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture is dedicated to the memory of Eric Hoffer (1903-1983), a longshoreman, poet and philosopher.

Barr, Roger

Embarcadero, North Embarcadero between Piers 35 and 39 Streetscape 3
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Playland Revisited 1996

Description

Five 10-foot high perforated stainless steel sculptures feature imagery and text related to the history of the site where Playland, a popular amusement park, once existed. Each sculpture includes etched historic photographs and quotes from Bay Area residents about their memoires of the site.

Beldner, Ray

Richmond MUNI Terminal at La Playa and Cabrillo Streets Transit 1
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Untitled 1985

Description

Five flat cut-out figures depict the athletic activities occurring at the Recreation Center.

Boyce, Roger

Mission Mission Recreation Center, upstairs gymnasium, 2450 Harrison Street, between 20th and 21st Streets Recreation and Park 9

The Dancing Musicians and The Dancer 1986

Description

Three bronze abstract relief figures with a green patina are mounted on the side of the garage. One figure plays a black flute while another figure plays a black long-necked lute or stringed instrument. The third figure is a full-length nude female figure of a dancer with her hair in a bun and in a dancer’s pose.

Brown, Joan

Civic Center Performing Arts Parking Garage, façade, 360 Grove Street between Franklin and Gough Streets Streetscape 6
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Ocean Beach Fossil 1989

Description

A cast bronze medallion inset into the sidewalk depicts the history of the Ocean Beach and incorporates elements discovered or retrieved from the neighborhood into the design.

Chomenko, Mary

Sunset Great Highway Esplanade at Pacheco Street Streetscape 4

Standing Man with Flame 1986

Description

A graceful and dignified abstraction of the human holding a torch, evoking a mythological presence from antiquity.

De Staebler, Stephen

South of Market Moscone Parking Garage, Third Street between Howard and Folsom Streetscape 6
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Untitled 1998

Description

Designed to honor and acknowledge the role and importance of the jury in our legal system, the project includes illuminated glass panels with images depicting the signing of the original constitution, artist-designed furniture and a projected light image of the seal of the state of California through which all jurors must pass as they enter the room.

DeSoto, Lewis

Civic Center Civic Center Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, lower level, 400 McAllister Street, at Polk Street Courthouse 6

Propeller 1988

Description

A granite and marble terrazzo paving piece with bronze nautical elements inlaid into the surface.

Deutsch, Richard

Sunset Great Highway Esplanade at Rivera Street Streetscape 4

Venus with Rope 1986

Description

A contemporary, wryly humorous interpretation of classical statuary, based on the original sculpture of Venus De Milo. This sculpture was donated to the City by the developer of the Convention Plaza Office Building.

Dine, Jim

South of Market Moscone Convention Plaza, pedestrian mall adjacent to Moscone parking garage, Third Street between Howard and Folsom Convention Center 6

Mission Triptych #2 and #3 1985

Description

Retablo-like wall sculpture installed in the facility courtyard reflects the flora and fauna of the Southwest and Mexico.

Fernandez, Rudy

Mission Mission Recreation Center, 2450 Harrison Street, between 20th and 21st Streets Recreation and Park 9

Exterior/Interior Garden 1987

Description

A representational painting brimming with energy and movement. Broken shards, figurines, and garden statuary mingle with human forms in this chaotic yet invigorating view of life in the artist’s studio.

Frey, Viola

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, Mezzanine Level Bridge, Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6

Untitled 1984

Description

Cast concrete animal figures based on the Chinese zodiac serve as climbing and sliding structures which help develop motor skills in pre-school aged children.

Fuller, Mary

Chinatown Portsmouth Square, Tot Lot, lower level, at Clay and Kearny Streets Recreation and Park 3

History of California Water: The Everyday Use of Water 1984

Description

A series of eight acrylic paintings on masonite panels use a folk narrative to show the history of water use in California. The 8 paintings are titled: Native Americans, The Missionaries, The ’49ers, San Francisco in the 1870s, Man Made Pond, San Francisco Firefighters, Hetch Hetchy Dam, and Map of San Francisco Water System.

Garza, Carmen Lomas

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco Water Department, Millbrae Facility Public Utilites N/A
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Untitled 1995

Description

Platforms include undulating copper canopies, tile seating, windscreens, plants, display cases for artwork by San Francisco State University students, and a multi-colored glowing MUNI sign. The artists collaborated with the community to create the design, and the curving canopies echo the topography of the surrounding hills.

Ghidini, SheilaHunter, Leonard

Sunset MUNI M-Line transit platforms at 19th Ave. and Winston Ave. and 19th Ave. and Holloway Ave. Transit 7

Police Shield 1987

Description

Based upon the imagery and symbolism of the police badge, the artist created two mosaics in the entry lobby floor using marble, granite, and onyx.

Graham, Gary

Western Addition Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street Police Station 5

Ark San Francisco 1986

Description

An ark-like bronze sculpture contains images of wild and near extinct animals.

Hasson, Bruce

Tenderloin Father Alfred Boeddeker Recreation Center, 240 Eddy Street at Jones Street Recreation and Park 6

Dancing in the Sea of Milk and African King with Animal Power 1995

Description

Two ceramic throne sculptures made with neighborhood youth depict a Cambodian dancer and an African tribal king.

Heavenston, Martha

Tenderloin Tenderloin Recreation Center, 570 Ellis Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets Recreation and Park 6
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A World View 1989

Description

Five fanciful sculptures that include human and animal figures add an element of fantasy and whimsy to the playground while providing seating and the framework for a large sandbox. The five sculptures include an alligator, a polar bear, jackrabbits, a tiger stretching towards a woman who offers him a pineapple, and a sandbox guarded by a figure and a large fish. Neighborhood youth were involved in the design and painting of the ceramic tiles.

Heavenston, Martha

South of Market South of Market Recreation Center Playground, 6th and Folsom Streets Recreation and Park 6

Animal Hopscotch 1986

Description

This ceramic tile floor game in the facility’s courtyard is an invention of the artist.

Hiramoto, Judy

Mission Mission Recreation Center, 2450 Harrison Street, between 20th and 21st Streets Recreation and Park 9
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Marengo 1981

Description

Holland was one of the first Bay Area artists to emphasize materials and processes in his work. His abstract sculpture focuses on the interplay of light, color and texture on the sculpture’s surface.

Holland, Tom

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, Mezzanine level, Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6
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Untitled 0

Description

A woman stepping away from rectangular shapes in primary colors.

Hudson, Robert

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6

Wade in Water 1999

Description

Twelve fanciful ceramic tile reliefs spanning 3,700 square feet enliven the interior surroundings of the community swimming pool with large and colorful images of lobsters, dolphins, a seahorse and other creatures of the sea.

JoeSam

Bayview/Hunters Point Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool, Third Street between Armstrong Avenue and Carroll Street Recreation and Park 10

Folks in the Hood 1995

Description

Colorful and brightly painted steel figures depicting various kinds of recreational activities occurring at the facility are installed on the exterior facade.

JoeSam

Tenderloin Tenderloin Recreation Center, 570 Ellis Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets Recreation and Park 6

The Greenhouse Project 1990

Description

The artist collaborated with a team of inmates to build a greenhouse of dichroic glass. The open frame structure creates a counterpoint to the oppressive feeling of the adjacent jail. The greenhouse is used by inmates to grow vegetables, flowers and tree seedlings which are planted on city streets. A large block of Sierra granite with a water-filled basin provides a peaceful focal point.

Kahn, Ned

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco County Jail, San Bruno, Skyline Blvd. and Longview Dr. Jail N/A
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Untitled 1987

Description

Bathroom tiles for girls’ and boys’ bathrooms are designed in the style of artist Piet Mondrian with geometric lines and grids.

Kogure, Kimiko

Sunset Miraloma Field House, children’s restroom, Omar Way at Sequoia Way Recreation and Park 7

Untitled 1987

Description

Victorian motif and coloration used in all windows throughout the clubhouse.

Kogure, Kimiko

Sunset Trocadero Clubhouse, Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th and Sloat Street entrance Recreation and Park 4
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One Step at a Time 1989

Description

A terrazzo medallion dome was created by the artist with the help from students from The Janet Pomeroy Center, formerly known as the Recreation Center for the Handicapped.

Ludwig, Helen

Civic Center Department of Public Health, 101 Grove Street at Polk Street City Building 6

Historic and Interpretative Signage Project 1996

Description

A series of 22 13-foot-high metal black-and-white-striped pylons and multiple bronze plaques spanning 2.5 miles, imprinted with photographs, stories, poetry and drawings commemorate the waterfront’s historical significance.

Manwaring, Michael (with Nancy Leigh Olmsted)

Embarcadero, North and South Embarcadero between Bay and King Streets Streetscape 3 & 6

Historic and Interpretative Signage Project 1996

Description

A series of 22 13-foot-high metal black-and-white-striped pylons and multiple bronze plaques spanning 2.5 miles, imprinted with photographs, stories, poetry and drawings commemorate the waterfront’s historical significance.

Olmsted, Nancy Leigh (with Michael Manwaring)

Embarcadero, North and South Embarcadero between Bay and King Streets Streetscape 3 & 6
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Ndebele 1987

Description

A graceful, abstract sculpture with three component pieces on a concrete, bronze and marble stepped base with circular seating.

Martin, Fran

Bayview/Hunters Point Griffith Pump Station, 1601 Griffith Street Public Utilites 10

Untitled 1998

Description

The artist designed the exterior entrance doors, rotunda lobby gates, elevator doors and elevator handrail brackets from stainless steel.

Paley, Albert

Civic Center Civic Center Courthouse, entry lobby, 400 McAllister Street, at Polk Street Courthouse 6
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Untitled 1995

Description

A story told with imagery and text on ceramic tiles installed on the exterior columns and throughout the building interior. The lobby floor was designed by the artist as a gigantic board.

Poethig, Johanna

Tenderloin Tenderloin Recreation Center, 570 Ellis Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets Recreation and Park 6
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Flying Dragon Snake-Monkey-Bird 1989

Description

The artist collaborated with students in the coloring and glazing of the tiles to create his mythical creature.

Poethig, Johanna

Tenderloin Father Alfred Boeddeker Recreation Center, 240 Eddy Street at Jones Street Recreation and Park 6
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Family Court Waiting Room 1998

Description

The artist created an oasis-like setting where families could find relief from the stress of dealing with highly emotional family issues. The design includes a terrazzo floor medallion with a fountain-like structure at its center, topped with solid glass tiles and bronze sculptural elements. A series of four arch-shaped zinc panels have a bas-relief design of trees and natural imagery. The aqua colored glass tiles suggest water and the rounded organic forms of the bronze sculptural elements provide tactile relief from the cool sobriety of the courthouse.

Preston, Ann

Civic Center Civic Center Court House, Family Court Lobby, 400 McAllister Street, at Polk Street Courthouse 6
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Autoscape #3, Twin Spin, Driving Me Up a Wall 1982

Description

Located in the elevator lobbies of the garage, these vividly colored canvases convey the artist’s impression of motorized existence and depict the frenzy and banality of the daily commute.

Rice, Dan

South of Market Moscone Parking Garage, 3rd floor elevator lobby, Third Street between Howard and Folsom Streetscape 6
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Double L Eccentric Gyratory 1982

Description

Vertical in composition, two large letter Ls, which rotate independently from air currents, are supported by a concrete base. Rickey is a leading artist in the kinetic art movement, and considered a Constructivist.

Rickey, George Warren

Civic Center San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. Library 6
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Untitled 1981

Description

Pieces of various materials are creased, overlapped, disrupted and scraped into the surface of a linen canvas. Unfixed chalks are worked into the colors, as are entrapped wood shavings. This piece is an example of Rivera’s abstract expressionist style, incorporating layerings and scrapings to achieve vibrant color and a dynamic, motion-filled canvas.

Rivera, Gustavo

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6

Spider Pelt 1985

Description

In the artist’s words: “As animals become more of an endangered species, the urban hunter will seek the automobile as his prey.” For this project, Schuler hunted down a 1971 Red Fiat Spider, cut it into flat sections, coated the sections with zinc chromate and acrylic lacquer, and then hung it on the wall as a trophy.

Shuler, Dustin

South of Market Moscone Parking Garage, upper façade, Third Street between Howard and Folsom Streetscape 6

Calypso 1985

Description

A brightly colored acrylic lacquered sculpture suggests the movement and flow of water.

Slusky, Joseph

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Crystal Springs San Andreas Water Facility, San Mateo Public Utilites N/A

Untitled 1986

Description

A bronze sphere of live portrait castings taken from a diverse selection of Tenderloin residents is held up by two large hands.

Smith, Anthony

Tenderloin Father Alfred Boeddeker Recreation Center, 240 Eddy Street at Jones Street Recreation and Park 6
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Untitled 1987

Description

A cast concrete panel in relief depicts the cultural diversity of the Western Addition, as well as examples of its architecture and the changes in the composition of the police force. The outer edges are inscribed with the names of past and present officers.

Washington, Horace

Western Addition Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street Police Station 5
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Souvenir of San Francisco 1981

Description

A triptych with a still life of objects in the foreground and San Francisco’s skyline in the background. Recognizable, everyday objects are painted in a manner to appear real, but an unnatural horizon line and a foreshortened perspective render them noticeably artificial.

Wonner, Paul

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, Mezzanine level, Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets Convention Center 6

History Windows 1996

Description

The GFRC walls and glass brick windows created by Ann Chamberlain recall the architectural detailing on the original General Hospital buildings and present a photographic history of General Hospital, Potrero Hill, the Mission District, and the transportation systems which connect them.

Chamberlain, Ann

Potrero General Hospital Parking Garage, 2500 24th St., near Potrero Parking Garage 9

Taraval Police Station

Description

A realistic sculpture of four life-size children play in the narrow transom over the community room door.

Donahue, Scott

Sunset Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Ave. near Taraval St. Police Station 4

Trolleys 1993

Description

This artwork includes 56 cast aluminum balustrades and a balcony. Four designs based on the human form and images from transportation, interspersed on the top three floors of the garage, provide a touch of whimsy to the structure.

Hasson, Bruce

Bush Polk Parking Garage, 1399 Bush St. Parking Garage 3

Flight 1994

Description

Brightly painted metal bird sculptures are suspended in the atrium and mounted on lobby walls to bring color and hope into an institutional setting.

JoeSam

Mission Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia Street at 17th Street Police Station 6

Seven Dancing Stars 1994

Description

In the lobby, the artist created a sculptural installation based on a legend of the Ohlone Indian tribes which originally inhabited the area. The legend refers to the cluster of stars we call the Pleiades. Stone furniture in the lobby is arranged in the pattern of the Pleiades. Framed panels feature imaginary legends about the Pleiades as told by the area’s diverse residents.

Dwyer, Gary

Mission Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia Street at 17th Street Police Station 6
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Map No. 33 1992

Description

Room-sized installation combining a mammoth recreation of an 1839 map of San Francisco with drawings and artifacts to describe the influx of new populations and early rapid growth of the area. In 1839 the city was still called “Yerba Buena” and comprised the 41 city blocks surrounding Portsmouth Square. Liu commemorates the City’s changing population and topography through the use of Ohlone burial offerings, 19th century artifacts, maps and text.

Liu, Hung

South of Market Moscone Convention Center, Howard and 3rd Streets Convention Center 6

Oracle 1993

Description

The five-story stair tower of the Yerba Buena Parking Garage is complimented by 40 panels of elegantly carved and lighted glass balustrades, at the corner of 4th and Mission, to create a glowing column of light.

Quagliata, Narcissus

South of Market Fifth and Mission Parking Garage, 833 Mission St. Parking Garage 6
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Akamba Inlay Floor, Granary Bobo Bench, Masai Warrior Shield Lighting Scones, Ndebele Wall Panels I – IV 1997

Description

Inspired by traditional African motifs, the artist created a comprehensive art environment consisting of floor and seating designs as well as copper wall sconces patterned after Masai warrior shields.

Riley, Cheryl

Bayview Bayview Police Station, 201 Williams Ave. Police Station 10

Diagonal Relief 1996

Description

A unique sculptural addition made of painted perforated aluminum which appears to be alternately transparent and in transformation as the day progresses.

Saltos, Elizabeth

Bayview Fire Station #44, 1298 Girard Ave. Fire Station 10
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Aqua Pura 1993

Description

Interactive sound and photographic installation with historic and commissioned works documenting the San Francisco Watershed and Water Department structures. Sound is activated as the viewer approaches the installation. Features stories of “old-timers” from the SF Water Department talking about the building of the Hetch Hetchy Dam, as well as the sound of water in various manifestations.

Sullivan, Tim (with Reiko Goto)

San Andreas Water Ozonation Facility, located in Millbrae Outside Outside of San Francisco City Limits
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Aqua Pura 1993

Description

Interactive sound and photographic installation with historic and commissioned works documenting the San Francisco Watershed and Water Department structures. Sound is activated as the viewer approaches the installation. Features stories of “old-timers” from the SF Water Department talking about the building of the Hetch Hetchy Dam, as well as the sound of water in various manifestations.

Goto, Reiko (with Tim Sullivan)

San Andreas Water Ozonation Facility, located in Millbrae Outside Outside of San Francisco City Limits

Big Peace IV 2009

Description

This is Labat’s fourth sculptural interpretation of the famous peace sign. The ten-foot diameter painted steel sculpture was created specifically for the Arts Commission in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the symbol’s creation.

Labat, Tony

Hayes Valley Patricia’s Green at Hayes Street and Octavia Boulevard Recreation and Park 5

Sunnyside Menagerie 2009

Description

Sunnyside Menagerie is a family of 23 fantastical bronze creatures designed by the artist team of Wowhaus: Ene Osteras-Constable and Scott Constable. Nestled along the garden pathways, the suite of sculptures was inspired by the Victorian notion of a conservatory as a living cabinet of curiosities. div>

Wowhaus

Sunnyside 236 Monterey Boulevard at Baden Conservatory 8

Three Heads Six Arms 2008

Description

Zhang Huan’s sculpture, depicting Buddha arms, legs, feet, hands and heads, was inspired by the artist’s experience seeing remnants of religious sculptures that had been destroyed during the Cultural Revolution for sale in a Tibetan market. The sculpture was on view from May 2010 to February 2011 in Civic Center Plaza.

Huan, Zhang

Civic Center Civic Center Plaza City Hall 6

here and past here 2010

Description

Suspended above the library’s main staircase, here and past here is an abstract sculpture with many layers of meaning referencing the unique natural and cultural history of the Potrero Hill neighborhood. =

Telocci, Gina

Potrero Hill Potrero Branch Library. 1616 20th Street between Arkansas and Connecticut streets Library 10

Blue Deer2010

Description

Blue Deer is a large-scale painting that depicts a woman cajoling a small deer out from underneath two trees. The imagery was derived from a children’s book written and illustrated by Rojas called Blue Deer and Red Fox. With its use of vivid geometric shapes and the block patterns of traditional quilts, Blue Deer reflects Rojas’ deep interest in American folk art, quilting and storytelling

Rojas, Clare

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal, Boarding Area G, Gate G91 Airport N/A

Valencia Street Posts 2010

Description

The installation features four 10-foot telephone poles outfitted with highly ornamental Victorian-inspired crowns. The public is invited to use the unadorned posts as a community bulletin board. A decorative paving design based on Victorian wallpaper is sandblasted into the sidewalk surrounding the poles.

Arcega, Michael

Mission Valencia Street between 16th and 19th streets Streetscape 6

BFILRYD 2010

Description

Zoell transforms the secure connector between Terminal 3 and International Terminal Boarding Area G into a playful, idyllic world of singing birds sitting on branches composed from letters and punctuation marks. The top and bottom frosted glass panels feature airplanes and typography, rendered in a simplified graphic style.

Zoell, Bob

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Connector between Terminal 3 and International Terminal Boarding Area G Airport N/A

Street Life 2010

Description

Street Life is a large-scale sculpture composed of surplus parking meter heads, painted dark orange, attached to tall, arcing steel poles. The sculpture’s natural form references the neighborhood’s pastoral and agricultural past while its recycled materials invite viewers to contemplate a more sustainable future.

Rebar

Visitacion Valley Intersection of Leland and Bayshore Avenues Streetscape 10

Evolves the Luminous Flora 2010

Description

Rendered in stamped and colored asphalt the artwork’s imagery was inspired by the idea of a flowering hybrid organism where mechanical forms coexist with natural forms that range from the microcosm to the macrocosm. Schnell’s composition includes myriad symbols that speak to the plaza’s distinct location as well as the natural history of San Francisco and California.

Schnell, Jovi

South of Market Tutubi Plaza, Russ Street between Minna and Natoma streets. Alleyways Improvement 6

Passage 2010

Description

Passage is a 25-foot stainless steel sculpture resembling the skeleton of an old wooden ship cruising through the park site. Passage is a monument to the ships that carried early settlers from around the world into San Francisco Bay, and it also evokes the pleasure boats and commercial vessels that are viewable from the recreation center site. .

Roberts, Kent

Marina Moscone Recreation Center, Near the corner of Bay and Laguna streets. Recreation and Park 2

Air Over Under 2011

Description

Air Over Under depicts the dual experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. Comprised of a grid of laminated glass panels, the artwork is about perception, relativity and how our position and situations are never static.

Sato, Nori

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, Façade Extension Airport N/A

Topograph 2011

Description

Topograph consists of two suspended forms that reflect the artist’s ongoing interest in the merging of natural and built environments and her investigations into forms that operate at once as landscape and architecture. Suggesting a topography map, the sculptures are comprised of stacked, shaped planes made from powder-coated steel tubing and greenhouse shade cloth.

Buster, Kendall

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, Entry/Ticketing Loby Airport N/A

Every Beating Second 2011

Description

Echelman’s installation cuts three round skylights into the ceiling, from which descend delicate layers of translucent colored netting to create three voluptuous volumetric forms. A series of shaded outlines below are embedded into the terrazzo floor. At night, the artist’s program of colored lighting makes the sculpture glow from indigo to purple, magenta to red-orange

Echelman, Janet

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, Post Security Airport N/A

Bay Area Bird Encounters 2011

Description

Kitundu’s work includes two benches shaped like bird wings that double as musical instruments. Serving as the backdrop for these musical benches, is a mural made of inlaid wood featuring the images of local birds. The birds, which are printed on wood, are photographs that the artist took in San Francisco. The focal point of the mural is a large bird whose wings, like the benches, are reminiscent of a xylophone or marimba and can be played with rubber mallets.

Kitundu, Walter

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, Children’s Play Area, Near Gates 54 A & B Airport N/A

Butterfly Wall2011

Description

Butterfly Wall is an interactive kinetic sculpture controlled by ten visitor operated hand-cranks. Housed in a 12′ tall by 12′ wide by 1′ thick free-standing glass case, each fluttering butterfly rides on a loop of transparent belting strung floor to ceiling.

Sowers, Charles

Outside of San Francisco City Limits San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2, Children’s Play Area, Near Gates 58 A & B Airport N/A

Lily Pod 2011

Description

Lily Pod is a playful and colorful mosaic sculpture combining salvaged materials including asphalt, concrete, brick and terrazzo with hand-carved tiles and glass. The patterns on the surface of the sculpture evoke lily pads and water, symbolizing the universality of nature in all its forms.

True, Laurel

Hayes Valley Hayes Valley Playground, Hayes and Webster streets Recreation and Parks 5

Full Circle2011

Description

Suspended 20 feet above ground in the central dome of the newly-built library, Full Circles is a dynamic constellation of interlocking steel hoops embellished with recycled bicycle gears. According to the artists, the artwork is intended to evoke a “universe of possibilities.”

Grieve, Mark and Illana Spector

Visitacion Valley Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 201 Leland Avenue at Rutland Street Library 10

Hermit Thrush, Goldfinch, Goldfinch with Zinnia, Morning Light, Summer’s Goldfinch, Cumulus and Rollers 2010

Description

This body of work is inspired by transience in nature: air, water and light and the things that inhabit them. Executed in tile mosaic and woven tapestries, the work brings nature and beauty into the hospital corridors. div>

Andrews Hall, Diane

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, North Residence, Level 1 Hospital 7

Earth, Air, Untitled, Fire and Water 2008

Description

Glass light boxes and tapestries encased in glass structures depict images of city skylines, renaissance star charts, contemporary satellite imagery, and the geological sections of San Francisco along the earthquake faults

Lubell, Bernie and Ann Chamberlain

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, South and North Residences, Level 1 Hospital 7

Horizontal Feeling 2008

Description

Created in wood and terra-cotta, these wall relief sculptures are comprised of individually carved or sculpted pieces that are stacked, glued and framed, creating the illusion of landscapes for framed window views.

Igarashi, Takenobu

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, North Residence, Level 2 Hospital 7

Winter, Spring, Summer, My Time, and Untitled 2005-2010

Description

A series of playful installations including interactive chalkboards and wall sculptures that involve the grouping of shapes and simple patterns inspired by the four seasons and fabricated in a variety of materials.

Hoff, Terry

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, South and North Residences, Level 2 Hospital 7

The Four Elements 2010

Description

Inspired by Glen Wessel’s historic murals located in the original Laguna Honda building, Owen Smith created a series of W.P.A.-style artworks including cast-stone relief sculptures and ceramic murals.

Smith, Owen

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, South and North Residences, Level 5 Hospital 7

Untitled 2010

Description

Arlan Huang created hand-blown glass disks for each hospital neighborhood that are mounted to milky-white glass panels.

Huang, Arlan

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, South and North Residences, Level 4 Hospital 7

Landscape 2008

Description

These floor-to-ceiling terracotta reliefs are sculpted from hundreds of clay pieces, covering the wall’s surface to create a textural landscape between the dining and living areas.

Igarashi, Takenobu

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Pavilion Esplanade Hospital 7

Skydancing 2008

Description

This painted aluminum sculpture, reminiscent of blossoms, is suspended from aircraft cables. The artwork’s prominent location is visible from multiple vantage points throughout the hospital complex making it an important wayfinding landmark.

Igarashi, Takenobu

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Pavilion Atrium Hospital 7

Marin Headlands 2004

Description

These intricate collages made from thousands of tiny pieces of fabric sewn together on a cotton canvas, celebrate the Bay Area’s dramatic vertical landscape.

Serlin, Merle Axelrad

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Elevator Lobby, Pavilion Hospital 7

Building the Iron Horse 2010

Description

These W.P.A.-style mosaic murals depicting the building of the Golden Gate Bridge pay homage to Glen Wessel’s Professions mural series in the historic Laguna Honda lobby.

Smith, Owen

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Main Lobby, Pavilion Hospital 7

Laguna Line (The possibility of the everyday) 2010

Description

Approximately 600 feet of sculptural handrail elements were installed along the Esplanade. The handrail is cast in bronze and embellished with the color palette of the Esplanade, providing visual cues as people navigate through the space.

Garten, Cliff

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Esplanade Hospital 7

Untitled 2010

Description

Arlan Huang created a series of glass panels on which he mounted his signature hand-blown glass “stones” inserted into glass blocks.

Huang, Arlan

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Connector Building between the Pavilion and North Residence Hospital 7

somewhere 2009

Description

Agua-Therapy Center, Pavilion Taking her background as a geometric abstract painter focused on structural relationship using color, the artist has created a visual labyrinth in tile providing a meditative space in the hospital’s Agua-Therapy Center.

Kim, Cheonea

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Agua-Therapy Center, Pavilion Hospital 7

Seasons of Memory 2010

Description

Brother created large-scale photographic images of brilliantly-colored flowers laminated between two layers of glass, four of which are set into light boxes. The artworks are grouped together in pairs of like flowers at the entrance of the four households located on each floor of Laguna Honda.

Brother, Beliz

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, South and North Residences, Level 3 Hospital 7

Woven (The History Project) 2004-2010

Description

Through archival images and artifacts, deSoto created a series of 16 woven tapestries that are an exploration of significant eras and events that shaped Laguna Honda Hospital and its community over time. The tapestries line nearly the entire indoor length of the campus from the Pavilion to the historic building, linking past to present.

deSoto, Lewis

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Esplanade, extending into the original 1926 building Hospital 7

Patterns of Time and Space 2006

Description

The installation of Biaggi’s sculptures was designed to emphasize time and pattern cycles to appeal to primal instincts. As the sun moves across the sky, the reflections on the tops of the sculptures change from a beam of light to flat black and, finally to a sky blue. A dedicated sprinkler activates at regular intervals to fill one of the sculptural groupings with water, creating a second pattern.

Biaggi, Suzanne

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Courtyard F, North Residence Hospital 7

Bloom 2010

Description

Jonathan Bonner’s design consists of a circular grouping of five lathe-turned, elliptical granite forms with a smooth “honed” finish. The forms suggest several things including a star, a flower and an asterisk. The stones sit directly on the pavement making the work inviting and approachable, encouraging direct contact- touching and sitting.

Bonner, Jonathan

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Pavilion Courtyard Hospital 7

Re-connection/Re-cognition 2008

Description

Glatt’s sculptures for the Alzheimer’s courtyard features three unique button designs cast in pastel colors. The buttons have both practical and conceptual functions with a focus on placemaking. The artist’s hope was to engender a sense of connection and groundedness as the buttons act as touchstones to something recognizable, familiar and comforting.

Glatt, Linnea

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Courtyard E, North Residence Hospital 7

Windswept 2012

Description

Windswept is a kinetic artwork that transforms a blank wall into a large-scale observational instrument, revealing the complex interactions between the wind and the environment

Sowers, Charles

Corona Heights Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way Museum 8

NEVERODDOREVEN 2008

Description

Po Shu Wang and the artist team Living Lenses’ sculpture is comprised of five interlocking arches, carved out of salvaged redwood from an old bridge using a particular technique that has its origins in many ancient cultures. The arches are interlocked in a spiral, so that the internal structure is also the external structure.  div>

Wang, Po Shu and Living Lenses

Forest Hill Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, 365 Laguna Honda Blvd between Dewey Blvd and Plaza St, Courtyard E, Courtyard J, South Residence Hospital 7

Mission Parade 2012

Description

Mission Parade consists of 20 steel cut panels with 10 unique vignettes that repeat at both park entrances. Each panel features three fantastical characters. Some of the figures include a peg-legged pirate with a hook for a hand; a friendly one-eyed, one-toothed monster; an alligator with a top hat holding a flower; a fire-breathing dragon; a plant watering can following a smiling tree holding an umbrella and a gold miner complete with a pick ax and a pan. All of the figures in the panels are oriented towards the same direction so that they appear as if they are walking in a procession.
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Michael Bartalos

Mission Valencia and 19th Streets Recreation and Park 8

Firefly 2012

Description

Located on the façade of the wind turbine support tower, Kahn’s Firefly is a lattice of tens of thousands of five-inch-square, clear-polycarbonate panels that are hinged so that they can freely move in the wind. During the day, the ever-changing wind pressure profile on the building appears as undulating waves. At night, this movement is converted into light. As the wind presses the hinged panels inward a small embedded magnet connected to an electrical reed switch triggers the flickering of tiny LED lights. The lights are colored to mimic fireflies which are a threatened species due to their dependence on riparian ecosystems. The entire sculpture requires less energy than a 75-Watt light bulb.

Kahn, Ned

Civic Center 525 Golden Gate Public Utilities Commission 6

Rain Portal 2012

Description

Kahn’s Rain Portal, located inside the lobby of the Public Utilities Commission headquarters, seeks to permeate an interior architectural wall with rain. Drops of water falling inside of an undulating polycarbonate membrane suggests the endless cycle of evaporating and precipitation.

Kahn, Ned

Civic Center 525 Golden Gate Public Utilities Commission 6

Playthings of the Wild 2012

Description

Colette Crutcher’s mosaic mural, located in the playground of the recreation center, honors China’s 2000-year tradition of kite making. The mural depicts a young child, in traditional dress, holding a string attached to a butterfly kite, which is joined among the swirling clouds and sun by two other kites in the form of a “flying lizard” and bat. The mural continues onto an adjacent wall with a depiction of a dragon kite. Using a combination of stained glass, mirror, broken fragments of Chinese cookery and commercial and handmade tiles, Crutcher captures the kites’ simple, yet fanciful, geometric forms that make it possible for them to defy gravity.

Crutcher, Colette

Chinatown Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center, 1199 Mason Street Recreation and Park 3

Active Memory 2012

Description

For the center’s entrance lobby, Chinese-born Shan Shan Sheng created a suspension sculpture that uses language to speak to the unique Chinese American experience in San Francisco and the California landscape. Active Memory is cascade of red Chinese calligraphy that showers visitors upon entry. The artist handmade the glass characters so that they look handwritten. The sculpture’s form, vertical flows of narrative, was inspired by traditional Chinese landscape paintings, which are often inscribed with poems. The sculpture itself is comprised of five poems, two of which are by renowned poets Bai Juyi (772-846) and Li Bai (701-762) of the Tang Dynasty and a poem by Su Shi (1036-1101) of the Song Dynasty. The other poems include an early twentieth-century poem by an anonymous immigrant about his experience on Angel Island and the last by the Artist, with key words describing the lives of Chinese immigrants in the Bay Area, Words such as “gold rush”, “railroad track”, and “computer” invoke the memory of travel, labor and the transformation of America.

Sheng, Shan Shan

Chinatown Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center, 1199 Mason Street Recreation and Park 3

Aero # 8 2012

Description

Aero #8 is a 22-foot wind driven kinetic sculpture comprised of several interlocking loops in a range of sizes. The loops move in continuous gyroscopic circular motions and are angled differently to create opposing rotations under the same wind conditions, allowing viewers to experience an infinite number of movement combinations in response to changes in weather patterns.

Ohtake, Moto

Richmond Fulton Playground, 27th Avenue between Fulton & Cabrillo Recreation and Park 1

Pacific Breath 2012

Description

Pacific Breath is a stainless steel sculptural installation topping the fence at the entrance to the park. The sculpture was inspired by the elements and evokes the winds and waves that animate the City’s coastline.

Tedrick, Bryan

Outer Sunset Sunset Playground, Lawton between 28th & 29th Ave Recreation and Park 4

Domestic Seating 2012

Description

In response to the community’s request for more seating in the area, artist Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe created a permanent art installation, Domestic Seating, comprised of nine cast metal replicas of domestic chairs donated by local residents installed along the sidewalks adjacent to the busy intersection.

Suarez-Wolfe, Primitivo

Duboce Triangle Church Street and Duboce Avenue Streetscape 8

PhilosophersWay 2013

Description

Incorporated into existing trail systems, Philosopher’s Way runs along the park’s perimeter. Fourteen “musing stations” designed to encourage personal thought and contemplation are placed along the route to highlight the interrelationships between the area’s ecology, geography, history and the on-going experiences of the people who frequent the area.

Richards, Peter and Susan Schwartzenberg

Visitacion Valley John McLaren Park, Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive Recreation and Park 9

Spirit and Nature Dancing Together 2013

Description

Installed in the Library courtyard, Spirit and Nature Dancing Together are photograms reproduced on porcelain enamel to withstand the elements. The installation features a row of four panels depicting a silhouette of a person in profile gazing towards an outstretched hand collaged against a background of natural elements such as salt crystals, wood shavings and water.

Saunders, Ron Moultrie

Bayview Bayview Branch Library, Courtyard, 5075 3rd Street Library 10

Celebrate Ability2013

Description

Celebrate Ability is a series of mosaic medallions that play with words and images of California native species to highlight the shared activities that take place at the Center.

Poethig, Johanna

Fillmore Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary Blvd. Recreation and Park 5

Symbiotic Relationships 2013

Description

Installed in the Children’s Reading Room, Symbiotic Relationships features five photograms that were digitally enlarged and reproduced on paper, mounted to aluminum, and placed behind plexiglass. Each image is distinct and was conceived as a reference to the first people of the Bay Area, American history, and nature’s inherent beauty.

Saunders, Ron Moultrie

Bayview Bayview Branch Library, Children’s Reading Room,  5075 3rd Street Library 10

Sky 2014

Description

Sky is a suspended light sculpture comprised of 27 mirror-polished stainless steel spheres in varying sizes. The globes are hollow with circular openings oriented at various angles. The interior of the globes is painted an even matte blue, and illuminated by LED edge lighting that creates a soft interior glow. A computerized program will cause the lights within the globes to brighten and dim at various intervals creating an ever changing pattern of light.

Merge Conceptual Design

Outside San Francisco City Limits 3 San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Boarding Area E Airport N/A

Spirogyrate 2014

Description

Spirogyrate is an interactive kinetic light sculpture comprised of six-foot circular rotating spirals inset into the floor and the wall children’s play area. The spirals move as if they were being propelled by one another like gears. They are covered with glass so they can be walked on as they spin; as people walk over the glass, motion sensors activate changes in the lighting casting different colors on to the discs.

Staller, Eric

Outside San Francisco City Limits 3 San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Boarding Area E Airport N/A

Windmills 2014

Description

Located behind the clubhouse’s portico windows and visible from the street, Windmills pays homage to the Portola’s idyllic past as the center of the city’s commercial flower industry.

Ording, Kelly

Portola Palega Recreation Center, 500 Felton Street Recreation and Park 9

Sea Change 1995

Description

A red triangular steel sculpture, 70 feet in height and 10 tons in weight, with a circular top that moves in the wind, is an elegant, kinetic sculpture that serves as a gateway to the refurbished South Waterfront.

di Suvero, Mark

Embarcadero South Beach Park, Embarcadero at Pier 30 Streetscape 6

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