The inaugural installation at Patricia¡¯s Green in Hayes Valley , June 2005, was a 40 foot tall
David Best Temple
The temples of celebrated artist David Best are slowly making their way from Burning Man into the mainstream.
This temple was made from leftover plywood cutouts from a Bay Area toy factory.
¡¡À constructed of steel scaffolding and gold colour pieces of fabric hung in the style of Tibetan Prayer Flags.
3. Miniature Golf
came to Patricia¡¯s Green and to the adjoining vacant lot. Complete with a mini clubhouse in the park
and sets of handmade golf clubs, the mini golf course was a reflection and tribute to the history of Hayes Valley.
The golf course was the creative vision of the collaborative team of Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable.
They have been creating public art in the Bay Area for more than a decade. Please visit their website: www.thewowhaus.com
, the 16 foot high steel sculpture by Bay Area artist Michael Christian, was installed in our park
May 2008 to November 2008. Michael is very well known for his art installations around the Bay Area, at
Burning Man Festival and at Cochilla Music Festival. Koilos was first installed on The Playa at
Burning Man 2007 and is now installed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
For more information on Michael, please visit his website:
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Peace Symbol, highly regarded Bay Area artist
Tony Labat, installed his Peace
Symbol. Constructed of powder coated steel, his Peace Symbol is 10 feet in diameter.
Tony Labat has received many awards and grants for his art, including two from The National Endowment for the Arts.
This installation was sponsored by The San Francisco Arts Commission.
Bay Area artist Mark Baugh-Sasaki created a ¡¡ãsite specific¡¡À installation for our park.
The working title is ¡¡ãAdaptations
¡¡À. It is constructed of welded steel and the limbs of trees
trimmed and/or fallen in Golden Gate Park. Please visit Mark¡¯s website: www.industrialforest.com
by Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann
First displayed at the Burning Man festival in Nevada in 2007, Ecstasy is one of
the eight monumental metal figures of the artists¡¯ masterpiece, Crude Awakening.
In Crude Awakening, these eight figures surrounded a 99-foot tall wooden oil
derrick in gestures of prostration, worship and exaltation. The figures
represented the ¡®faithful¡¯; the religious peoples of the world in their various
postures of worship, all joining together in homage of the ominous symbol of the
oil derrick. The installation culminated in a massive firework and fire display,
and in the burning of the oil derrick. It was the biggest and most memorable
burn to date at the Burning Man event.
Alone, Ecstasy embarks on a hopeful journey. Instead of throwing her head back
in reverie to the oil derrick, she gazes wistfully into the open sky as she
steps forward into the future. Her name expresses a sudden change of attitude
and belief in hope; an moment of being overcome by passionate optimism in a
future beyond our culture¡¯s dependency on fossil fuel.
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