Tedrick sculpture displayed in SF park
VALLEY RESIDENT Bryan Tedrick’s work “Pacific Breath” can now be seen at the public Sunset Playground.
The San Francisco Arts Commission debuted a new public artwork at the newly renovated Sunset Playground, which now features the work of Sonoma resident Bryan Tedrick.
The work, “Pacific Breath,” is a stainless steel sculptural installation topping the fence at the entrance to the park. The sculpture was inspired by the elements and evokes the winds and waves that animate the city’s coastline.
“I wanted to symbolically capture the prominent natural beauty of the area,” said Tedrick. “The presence of the ocean, its movement of water and wind, the dramatic western sunsets, all coalesce in my sculpture.”
The work was unveiled during a public dedication ceremony hosted by the Recreation and Parks Department on Nov. 16. The playground is located at 2201 Lawton St., San Francisco. According to Director of Cultural Affairs Tom DeCaigny, “Bryan Tedrick has created a vivid and dynamic landmark for Sunset Playground. Its exuberant celebration of nature provides a memorable gateway for the park as a place where residents and visitors enjoy the outdoors.”
Tedrick is a Sonoma sculptor whose site-specific projects are often large scale and architecturally integrated, such as his massive set of wings that can be spotted in Kenwood. Tedrick has been active in the Bay Area for two decades, with permanently sited artwork in Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Stockton, Redding, Dublin, Reno and Sonoma. He has also been the recipient of multiple honorarium grants from the Black Rock Arts Foundation for his work at Burning Man.
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is the city agency for championing the arts in San Francisco. Established by charter in 1932, SFAC programs integrate the arts into all aspects of city life. Programs include: the Civic Art Collection, Civic Design Review, Community Arts and Education, Cultural Equity Grants, Public Art, SFAC Galleries, Street Artists Licensing and the Summer and the Symphony Concert Series. Find out more at sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection.