Monument to the Last Barn
Emma Prusch Memorial Park, San Jose, CA

Art takes the form of memorial architecture in Emma Prusch Memorial Park, San Jose, CA. The barn pavilion augments the park’s program of educating the community on the lost economy of Silicon Valley – the traditional family farm. The structure is designed for meetings, weddings and shelter from the sun.

Pavilion: Painted steel 24’ W x 24’ D x 23’ H
Roof: corrugated, metal
Wind vanes: gold leaf, stainless steel
Commissioned by City of San Jose, CA Office of Cultural Affairs

“The San Jose Public Art Program commissioned the development of the Alum Rock Cultural History Corridor (ARCHC) Master Plan in order to raise awareness about the cultural legacy for the benefit of both residents and the wider community.  Emma Prusch Park: Monument to the Last Barn by Gloria Bornstein pays homage to the bygone era farming and agricultural that once shaped the landscape” 

City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs

Fabrication credits: Fabrication Specialities 

Copyright © 2017 Gloria Bornstein