Commissioned to design a 14,000sf park honoring what used to be the most substantial Native American shellmound in the San Francisco Bay Area, the project proposed the substantial sculptural form of woven metal arches delineating the volume of the original mound. Raised walkways and wetlands grass plantings that define the edges of much of the bay today (and were the
predominant vegetation when the site was inhabited by Native Americans) were proposed to soften the edges of the existing concrete canal. The mural showcased historical images of Native American heritage as well as a timeline showing the evolution of the site’s topography.
Mary Dolden Veale, Arts Consultant
Orantes Architectural Metals
Steve Jones, Plantain Studio