Garfield Pool Improvement Project
Garfield Square Park, San Francisco, California
Artist: Favianna Rodriguez
The Garfield Square Recreation Center and Pool in San Francisco was initially closed for renovations in late 2018. Nearly three years later, the renovation is now complete. The new pool center comprises a 3,550 square foot clubhouse, pool building and public art installation with glass by Pulp Studio. The 1,000 square feet of laminated glass units use a Low-E glass as the exterior lite, with the interior lite ceramically decorated with Pulp Studio’s D2G process.
The stained-glass mural, titled “Santuario,” spans the length of the pool and stands at 8 feet high and 113 feet long. The artwork, done by artist Favianna Rodriguez for the San Francisco City Arts Commission, features a mother with her baby, two children and an ice cream vendor. Its colors, derived from Mexican and Salvadorian textile works, and playful shapes reflect brightly in the water.
The artwork was installed by Progress Glass in Brisbane, California. Rodriguez’s art is also featured on Ben & Jerry’s “Pecan Resist” ice cream container.