Washington Park, Burlingame, CA
Client: City of Burlingame
Collaborator: Michael Stutz
Most City of Burlingame residents and visitors undoubtedly do not know that the city was named after Anson Burlingame, the skilled and principled lawyer, legislator, and diplomat, who unfortunately never lived long enough to retire to the land that would later carry his name. For the 150th anniversary of the Burlingame-Seward Treaty of 1868 between China and the U.S., we propose a public artwork that will honor the past, speak to the present, and welcome the future. The artwork is comprised of a torus council circle and a bronze figure.