The Hayes Green Temple (temporary)
Bay Area sculptor David Best, who is known for his elaborate art cars and the magnificent temples that he creates at Burning Man, has just completed the construction of a temple in the new Hayes Green area of San Francisco. It is located on Octavia between Hayes and Fell Streets and will be in place until mid-September. David built his temple with support from The San Francisco Arts Commission and The Black Rock Arts Foundation, which is the non-profit arm of Burning Man. Here’s the press release from Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office.
The San Francisco Arts Commission and Black Rock Arts Foundation proudly announce the completion of a magnificent sculpture made by internationally renowned sculptor David Best at the new Hayes Green in San Francisco, located at Octavia between Hayes and Fell Streets. The sculpture will be in place until mid-September.
A dedication ceremony featuring the artist and the numerous volunteers who contributed to the project will be held on Thursday, June 16th at 5:00PM at the sculpture site on Hayes Green. The event is free and open to the public.
Best worked with his volunteer Temple Crew of 20 to erect the sculpture and to adorn it with layer upon layer of lattice like recycled wood. Within a small window of opportunity between the completion of construction of the Hayes Green and a large neighborhood event on June 3rd, Best and his crew worked in synchronized and determined harmony to finish the job, notwithstanding Best being sick with pneumonia. The labor to build the sculpture was donated by Best and his Temple Crew as a gift to the people of San Francisco.