Shimon Attie and Vale Bruck (2015)

Permanent (Civic Art Collection)

Mission Bay: 1245 Third Street, SF Public Safety Building (View Map)

An ethereal play of language, light, glass and sky, Spiral of Gratitude is an immersive memorial to fallen San Francisco Police Officers. Suspended from an oculus and skylight framing the sky above, the 17-foot-tall glass cylinder is inscribed with written expressions of gratitude and loss, gathered from surviving family members and crafted into a seamless, evocative poem. The piece is also framed by bas-relief text inscribed in the rear wall. The installation was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and created in collaboration with Vale Bruck. The poem was written by Margo Perin in collaboration with Shimon Attie and the Bay Area Legal Assistance Fund.

Best Viewing: Enter the San Francisco Public Safety Building's lobby during its hours of operation.

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