Garfield Square Park Pool Restoration Project
Pulp Studio, the leading designers and manufacturers of technically superior architectural decorative glass for the commercial markets, used 1,000 square feet of laminated glass in a colorful stained glass mural in Garfield Square Park, San Francisco, California.
The Garfield Square Recreation Center was initially closed for renovation at the end of 2018. Almost three years later, the renovation is now complete. The new pool center features a 3,550 square foot clubhouse, pool building, and public art installation with glass by Pulp Studio. The 1,000 square foot laminated glass units use low emissivity glass as the exterior glass, with the interior glass decorated with ceramics with Pulp Studio’s D2G process.
The stained glass mural, titled “Santuario,” runs the length of the pool and is 8 feet high and 113 feet long. The artwork, created by artist Favianna Rodriguez for the City of San Francisco Arts Commission, features a mother with her baby, two children, and an ice cream vendor. Its colors, derived from Mexican and Salvadoran textile works, and its playful forms are reflected vividly 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.