Murals by Colette Crutcher seen at Ocean View Branch Library, San Francisco - Oceanview Library Facade
Murals by Colette Crutcher seen at Ocean View Branch Library, San Francisco - Oceanview Library Facade
Context & Credits
Item Oceanview Library Facade
Created by Colette Crutcher
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Item Details
Collaboration of Colette Crutcher & Mark Roller. Two-panel cast concrete relief sculpture. The panel on the left represents the Oceanview neighborhood’s past and the right panel shows a present/future view. The tree element yields fruit symbolic of the fields of knowledge contained by a library. We used symbols representing the varied languages and cultures of the world.

Meet the Creator

Colette Crutcher

Colette Crutcher

San Francisco, CA

"My career began with painting and printmaking, but my work now covers a broad spectrum, from very large to very small, from public to intensely personal, from abstract to figurative, and across a range of media: painting and drawing, collage, assemblage, paper mache, concrete, ceramic and mosaics.

I hope that a single voice can be distinguished speaking in all of these different tongues.

My public works, mostly mosaics, are concentrated in the Bay Area. I enjoy collaboration, and have worked fruitfully with ceramicist Aileen Barr, and with my painter/sculptor husband, Mark Roller.

I draw inspiration from the great artistic traditions of many cultures, from the artwork and energy of children, and from isolated, quirky individuals mining their own psyches for material. I particularly enjoy the artistic/architectural installations by outsider artists, from Simon Rodia to the Facteur Cheval, that I’ve been lucky enough to visit. I hope my future includes some projects of a similar scale and scope."