Collaboration with Susan Leibovitz Steinman
colorful public art project featuring artwork by 90 Oakland
Public School Students
Peralta Totland Park, Oakland, CA
behind the Calvin Simmons Auditorium, is a renovated 38' long
bench that is adorned with brightly colored ceramic tiles made
by 90 Oakland Elementary students from ML King and Lincoln Elementary
and Andrée worked with 5th graders, from Lincoln, and 3rd
graders at MLKing, researching Oakland's past and fantasizing
the future in drawings that were then transferred to glaze tiles.
innovative space-age playground equipment features soft ground
padding made of recycled tires and benches made of recycled plastic.
children's delightful and imaginative drawings provide a rich
and playful complement.