Jun 302011

This amazing set of stairs is at 16th Avenue and Moraga in San Francisco.  The artists are Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr.   This 163 step stairway was a collaboration of the Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Association and the San Francisco Parks Trust.  Colette and Aileen led a group of over 300 volunteers in making 163 mosaic panels, with over 200 neighbors sponsoring handmade tiles that are embedded in the mosaic.  Colette and Aileen wrote an amazing book about the project, and you can buy it through a link on Colette’s website. I suggest you visit the stairs yourself, enjoy the mosaics and climb them, the view at the top is absolutely unbelievable!

  10 Responses to “Golden Gate Heights – Mosaics in San Francisco”

  1. Oh, I love, love love this! Beautiful photos! I can’t wait to see them in person!

  2. This is really awesome!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. These tiles are amazing! The individuals as well as the overall effect are stunning.

  4. This is absolutely amazing!! What wonderful things you find to capture and share with us!! Thanks for letting me travel with your!!!

  5. wow, wow, wow – that is so cool! I can only imagine how beautiful it is in person!

  6. This is fantastic! I am so glad you included some closeup shots…you could have a treasure hunt looking for things in this mosaic!

  7. OMG these stairs are fabulous, I wish we had something like that. Thank you for showing these piece of arts.

  8. wow those are beautiful!

    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment today! really appreciate it! blessings to you and yours!!!

  9. […] They wanted aspects of the history of their neighborhood to be included in the artwork.  Colette and Mark have been in this blog before and will be featured in the future as well.  Not only are […]

  10. […] Francisco Parks Trust and the San Francisco Department of Parks and Recreation. Aileen Barr has a large body of tile work around San Francisco.  She studied Ceramic Design at the National College of Art and Design In […]