Hidden Garden Steps

Hidden Garden Steps

 

 

2013

 

16th. Ave between Lawton St. & Kirkham St.,
San Francisco,
California

 

148 steps

 

Collaborative work by

Aileen Barr &
Colette Crutcher

 

 

News Media:

Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr designed and fabricated the decorative tiles. A grass-roots fundraising effort financed this project and community members participated in mosaic workshops

 

The project’s largest element—a salamander—extends up 26 steps and exploits the curved structure of the staircase.

 

The donor-chosen texts included in the tiles, honor families, friends, wives, husbands, parents, children, pets, causes, births, deaths … whatever was dear to the donor’s heart.

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Hidden Garden Steps (detail)