“On January 17th, the Oakland Museum of California announced that a total of 15 artists, designers, and design firms have been awarded steel from the demolition of the Eastern span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge for use in public projects throughout the state of California …” (OMCA Press Release)
CMG/TICD’s winning submission “The Field”, proposes an installation on the newly redeveloped Treasure Island that will celebrate the grand scale of the Bay Bridge and the majestic and heroic engineering that went into its design. Located in a future shoreline park, the installation highlights the sheer length and thickness of the 'eye bars' from the bridge, whose placement in a tight array reminds visitors of the unprecedented scale of the 1936 East Span. The open eyelets tower fifteen feet above visitors walking below and solemnly pay tribute to their dismantled brethren. The Field creates not only a striking element when viewed from a distance but also produces an incredible, immersive experience for visitors as they weave their way through the steel forest.