Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Completion date: 2019
Artwork budget: $90,000
Lead Artist, structural manager
Lead Artist, Painter
Exploring the evolving identity of San Francisco, iconic Coit Tower landmark is reimagined using discarded solid wood front doors from architecturally significant residences throughout San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods. Lower-floor doors include a peephole with miniature painted vignettes of life in the city. Commissioned for yearlong exhibition on San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront January 2019-2020, permanently installed at Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpture Park in Santa Rosa, CA in July 2021.
Welcome Tower explores the relationship between the historic identity of San Francisco as a home to all, and the current challenges of rising costs to live here. The piece is a statement to inspire how we can reimagine, rebuild and reinvent homeownership. The art installation demonstrates the celebration of San Francisco’s community of dreamers, inventors and artists using reclaimed solid wood front doors from residences throughout San Francisco’s neighborhoods.
Welcome Tower was created by Lead Artists Sean Orlando and Tania Seabock, commissioned by Cutwater SF and Unison in collaboration with the Port of San Francisco and the San Francisco Arts Commission.