Sculptures by Shimon Attie seen at San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco - Spiral of Gratitude

Spiral of Gratitude

Spiral of Gratitude, found at the San Francisco Police Department, was created by Shimon Attie to honor San Francisco Police Officers who have fallen in the line of duty. It involves a suspended a large glass cylinder from an oculus and skylight framing the sky above. The cylinder is inscribed with written expressions of gratitude and loss, gathered from surviving family members and crafted into a seamless, evocative poem. The piece is also framed by bas relief text inscribed in the rear wall. Spiral of Gratitude is located in the foyer of the new Police Headquarters in San Francisco.
"My aim was to create an ethereal play of language, light, glass, and sky, one that is both visually arresting and that invites contemplation."