Location: Washington Park, Burlingame, CA
Client: City of Burlingame
Collaborator: Michael Stutz (sculptor)
Most City of Burlingame residents and visitors undoubtedly do not know that the city was named after Anson Burlingame, the skilled and principled lawyer, legislator, and diplomat, who unfortunately never lived long enough to retire to the land that would later carry his name. For the 150th anniversary of the Burlingame-Seward Treaty of 1868 between China and the U.S., this finalist public artwork proposal honors the city's past, speaks to the present, and welcomes the future. The artwork is comprised of a torus council circle and a bronze figure of Anson Burlingame.