Aphidoidea (2017)


Castro: Jane Warner Plaza, 17th and Market Streets (view map)

The Seed is a collection of six abstract LED dandelions that tower 13 feet over Jane Warner Plaza. Created by the art, design and architecture collective Aphidoidea (Ahh-fi-doe-idea), the work is a symbol that represents how a single wish that is blown away can carry enough weight to inspire a movement. The luminescent installation draws from the wishes many people have to be able to freely love and be themselves.

The Seed was made possible by a grant to the CBD (Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District) from the S.F. Office of Economic & Workforce Development.

Best Viewing: Plan a visit to Jane Warner Plaza anytime after dusk to take a break from the surrounding city clamor. Experience the rainbow-colored glow of The Seed as it illuminates one of the busiest intersections in San Francisco.

Presenting Sponsor

5M is a new, vibrant mixed-use destination in the heart of San Francisco located at the intersection of 5th and Mission streets. Developed by Brookfield Properties, named “Developer of the Year” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2021, the four-acre parcel was previously home to parking lots and underutilized buildings. Now, it has been transformed into a lively community for locals and visitors alike.