Golden Gate Park

Photos: New Art Installation in Golden Gate Park

By Gui Oliveira

A new art installation by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken titled “Entwined” sits in Peacock Meadow in the east end of the park next to the Conservatory of Flowers. The art installation honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary and will run from Dec. 10 to Feb. 28.

According to sfrecpark.org, “the Entwined installation creates a whimsical wonderland where visitors can explore paths and sit under a grove of three entwined sculptural trees while practicing social distancing. The trees range from 12 to 20 feet tall with illuminated canopies as large as 30 feet, filling the meadow with changing light. Sculptures comprised of 2,000 LED lights cluster into small flowering bushes at varying heights, further filling the green space with peaks and valleys of radiating light. The variety lighting effects are inspired by nature and build a sense of awe: Raindrops on the pavement, lighting and thunderstorms, wind blowing tall grass and flowers, and ripples on a pond.”

The best time to go is, of course, at night so dressing warmly is advised. Wearing a face covering is required. While it may get crowded with people even at night, do your best to social distance, or perhaps wait a couple of weeks when it’s less crowded. In any case, the Conservatory of Flowers rigged up their own light images on the exterior of the building which is worth checking out and draws fewer people.

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