Winter Stream/Drifting Rowboat (Overturned)

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery Lot, 1986

Approximately 90 ft long, steel, white cement, landscaping

Winter Stream/Drifting Rowboat (Overturned) is a site-generated installation that references both the submerged nature of the site and historical evidence of a stream that once flowed through this area. The piece may be viewed from “water level” along the northern edge of the site, or from “under-water” by walking into the piece from the south entrance. The “water level” of the piece and suspension of the overturned rowboat image is articulated by a strata of fragmentary plates that may be interpreted as an “ice flow,” referencing the Pleistocene ice ages in Northern California.

Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission.