A Project of the San Francisco Parks Alliance & the Department of Public Works "Street Parks" Program

The Artists:

Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher

These are the two San Francisco artists that conceived the design for the Hidden Garden Steps, and then made 148 risers. That is, they designed then figured out the placement of over 600 tiles, rolled the clay, inserted the texts, fired the tiles in their own kilns, glued the finished tiles on the riser, and taught community members how to fill in some of the background with broken tile pieces. We thank them for their artistic talents, perseverance and good nature!

Photo taken by Robert Meli at the opening ceremony on December 7, 2013.

Click here to see our statement about the award they received from the 2014 International Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Award for best community project.