The city officially dedicated its newest piece of public art in a small ceremony Thursday.
The sculpture, which resides on the east side of the Veterans Memorial Building in , was commissioned to honor residents—those deceased and still living—who have provided exemplary service to the city.
It features three spires that curve to represent three different parts of the community coming together: people who have given 15 years of service to the city through either volunteering or donating money, people who have given 25 years of service, and people who will be honored with personal tributes from their families. Those who will be recognized will get a plaque on the sculpture.
Artists Saori Ide and Jonathan Russell created the sculpture.
"In many ways this sculpture is not a static piece of art but a living, changing commemoration of what this community is all about," Mayor Jim Ruane said at the dedication of the memorial recognition sculpture. "Congratulations to the artisits for their vision and their ability to bring this concept to life. Not only is your work beautiful, but it will serve as a place to honor those San Bruno resients who have made significant contributions to our community."
Soon, the City Council will begin to review applications from residents who want to have a plaque added to the sculpture.