Flower Trail

Submitted by Kana Tanaka


Client: Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices

Location: Union City, CA, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Project management

Beth Jones

Beth Jones Art Consultant

Stephen K. Wong

Kaiser Permanente, National Facilities Services Greater Southern Alameda Area

Artist, Designer and Fabricator

Kana Tanaka

Kana Tanaka Art, Inc


Kaiser Permanente Union City Medical Offices, Union City CA
Glass and painted steel
17’ x 18’ x 66’

Reminiscent of the wildflowers that line local trails, this artwork was inspired by clusters of flowering yellow fennel growing alongside of Alameda Creek.

This installation includes about 900 mouth-blown glass spheres in colors varying from yellowish green, bright yellow, and golden topaz. The floral spheres are mounted on flower clusters made of steel.