After the departure last month of the Kate Raudenbush sculpture Future's Past, which stood over Patricia's Green for two years, the park will soon get a brand-new installation in its place. Fractured Landscape, by Mark Baugh-Sasaki, is an assemblage—or maybe contraption?—composed of steel frames and suspended concrete blocks. According to Hayes Valley Art Coalition cofounder Madeline Behrens-Brigham, the sculpture explores the relationship between the neighborhood's original natural landscape, the freeway that used to stand there, and its current domestic use. We'll take it. Fractured Landscape looks like a deconstructed crane—sort of perfect for a project half-funded by a developer (that'd be DDG and DM Development, the collaboration behind 8 Octavia as well nearby 450 Hayes and 400 Grove). The sculpture is set to arrive in late August or early September, if the contractor shows up on time!
· Meet the New Sculpture Headed to Patricia's Green [Hoodline]
· Mark Baugh-Sasaski [Official Site]
· Previous Coverage of DDG [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of 8 Octavia [Curbed SF]