Makkeweks | WOWHAUS

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Public Art

Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA • Slated for 2018

Wowhaus is creating a landmark bronze sculpture to be integrated into a rain garden that reclaims urban runoff from storm drains, part of a new sustainable streetscape and park design. The sculpture is inspired by an Ohlone myth about a sea monster who lived in the lake. Photo-etched granite plates integrated into concrete retaining walls will complement the sculpture, providing insight into the ecosystem of this saltwater estuary that is being revitalized in the heart of the city. Community engagement sessions informed the design of the artwork, which developed in consultation with City landscape architects, PlaceWorks, and specialists in the Oakland Creeks, Watershed & Stormwater Department.

Commissioned by: Oakland Public Art Program



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