Ship Shape Shifting Time
Ship Shape Shifting Time is part of the Islais Creek Project that involves improvements to an 860 foot-long public access area along Islais Creek and the I-280 freeway. Design elements include a canopy sculpture and a sustainable habitat to revitalize the ecology of the area. The overall design recognizes both the lives of indigenous peoples as well as the more recent waterfront industry that shaped the current identity of the site. This artwork pays homage to the World War II “Liberty” cargo ships that survived that war and became the backbone of the country’s postwar cargo fleet in San Francisco ports. Made of steel, stainless steel cable, Solar powered Lighting, pavement block, and landscape, this piece was created by Nobuho Nagasawa.