Sculpture by renowned artist Roxy Paine coming to San Francisco
March 3, 2013
Node is a proposed sculpture by artist Roxy Paine that will be located in a public plaza in front of the
Central Subway Yerba Buena/Moscone Station at 4th and Clementina streets. Commissioned by the
San Francisco Arts Commission.
Yesterday, the San Francisco Arts Commission voted to approve a new $1.5 million public artwork by
renowned sculptor Roxy Paine, who is known widely for his large-scale stainless steel "dendroid" treelike
sculptures. Paine's proposed sculpture will be located in a public plaza in front of the Central
Subway Yerba Buena/Moscone Station at 4th and Clementina streets. The 110-foot-tall curvilinear
sculpture will taper from a diameter of 48 inches at the base to ¼ inch at the peak. Titled Node, the
sculpture is described by the artist as a growth that emerges from a confluence of underground
manmade systems that are the lifeline for the city. According to Paine, the sculpture is "an elegant
line connecting earth to sky, people to underground systems and sculpture to city."