International Sculpture Center

   

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Susan Leibovitz Steinman

MANDELA ARTSCAPEulpture
1998-99


2 acre temporary (+/-3 years) installation of recycled freeway materials and native plants on West Oakland's Mandela Parkway, symbolizes positive urban regeneration on new- found but degraded open space where the '89 earthquake collapsed an elevated freeway. It involved the unique cooperative participation of community residents, Caltrans, the City of Oakland, Merritt College and the Museum of Children's Art. Designed and managed by the artist from the ground up, the project was funded by private foundation art grants awards.