artwork made by hand
24th & York,
This mosaic sculpture represents Quetzalcoatl, the Mesoamerican feathered serpent god, who is both life giver and culture hero, bestowing various gifts on humankind such as agriculture, writing and architecture. These are represented by five cast concrete medallions along the serpent’s body.
The body and head of the snake are formed out of concrete and covered with mosaic consisting of broken commercial tiles and several hundred handmade tiles, which represent Quetzalcoatl’s feathers.
This piece was created under the auspices of Precita Eyes Muralists. 24th and York Mini Park is a property of the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Recreation and Park department.