September 11 2001
September 11, 2001 is emblematic of Wendy Maruyama’s inclination to pack meaning into all aspects of her art. By using different materials for the benches and creating a backing with two different shapes and colors, Wendy is visually expressing the many layers of the event. The core material and support for the benches found at UCSF, Parnassus Avenue is corten steel featuring an overlay of brushed stainless steel with the seating area made from cast concrete. Wendy has created two benches—one installed in the Saunders Court and the other in the courtyard outside of the View Café at Laurel Heights. They provide a space in the campus for reading and resting.