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Ruth Asawa's San Francisco Fountain (1970-73) --- #3 of 3
Grand Hyatt Hotel on Union Square
345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California

Ruth Asawa is a California artist who lives in San Francisco, and I've started visiting her public artworks in Oakland and San Francisco. I plan to show several of them during the upcoming spring, summer, and autumn, as I find the time to visit them.

Asawa is also the mother of six children, and she enjoys being involved with children's art projects. The model for this fountain was created by 100 children using baker's clay. When the model was finished, the fountain was cast in bronze.

The figures in this fountain depict the history of San Francisco, including stories from the local Indian tribes, the Gold Rush days, and the Victorian era.

This is my entry for "Antique Friday!"
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Comments on this photo:

May 27 2011 04:52 GMT hallo
Very interesting entry, look forward to see more!
May 27 2011 05:56 GMT bluesky
very nice trip to antique places
May 27 2011 06:11 GMT sini
Great antique entry!:)
May 27 2011 06:33 GMT Foggydew
May 27 2011 07:24 GMT senna3
Brilliant entry, great choice for the theme!
May 27 2011 11:33 GMT ujbanyiv
Great Photo.
May 27 2011 11:40 GMT MargNZ
Outstanding work by the artist and the children . Nice entry Fleur :)
May 27 2011 12:21 GMT marijke06
very nice entry
May 27 2011 13:11 GMT Annamaria
She is a great artist, Fleu! Its beautiful!!
May 27 2011 14:28 GMT jomoud PRO
A very interesting and beautiful capture Fleur.
Your photo's keep reminding me that I really have to re-visit San Francisco again.
Excellent entry.
Have a wonderful and happy weekend.
May 28 2011 04:41 GMT csabi
great entry
May 28 2011 08:38 GMT linnywv PRO
I missed this when I was there years ago! It's quite an extraordinary creation!! Nice contrast with the stairs!
May 28 2011 13:05 GMT iyerhari
very superb entry!
May 28 2011 13:10 GMT Bellavista
Thanks for the infos Fleur, Ruth is a very creative persone indeed.
Waiting for her other arts. Thanks for share it!
Have a nice weekend :-)
May 28 2011 15:24 GMT charlie26
Great entry.
May 28 2011 18:19 GMT SIGMUND
great entry!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 28 2011 22:38 GMT MJGhajar PRO
so much details! great shot!
May 29 2011 16:54 GMT Pea2007
Interesting entry ,this is a late comment as I was away.
May 29 2011 21:09 GMT Adamus
Beautiful find.
May 30 2011 03:17 GMT verarenm
Fantastic entry not only for the result , but for the process. Very Nice creation.