Louis Sutter Roundhouse
Art Installation by Hudson Lanier - 2023
To beautify the McNab Lake area in McLaren Park, Help McLaren Park collaborated with San Francisco artist Hudson Lanier who installed 350 ceramic fish on the Louis Sutter Roundhouse in McLaren park in Spring 2023.
About the installation
In 2022, Help McLaren Park group secured a San Francisco Community Challenge Grant to work with local artist Hudson Lanier to brighten up the roundhouse at Louis Sutter playground.
Three hundred and fifty ceramic fish were then installed on the building. The fish serve to delight and educate young and old, reminding them that there are living creatures in the park for whose care and protection all park users share a responsibility.
Kate Connell & Oscar-Melara
To support this project, we invited the community to sponsor a fish. The contributions ensure San Francisco’s McLaren Park continues to be a place of beauty for all.
All money from sponsorships will go towards maintaining the installation over the years and ensuring this wonderful piece of art always looks its best.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Lanier graduated from Lowell High and majored in Architecture at the University of Oregon.
As a young man, Lanier assisted his mother, artist Ruth Asawa, in the installation of several of her pieces, including the Andrea mermaid at Ghirardelli Square and the San Francisco Fountain off Union Square. An avid fisherman, Lanier's ceramic fish represent fish he has caught over the years.