Terminal 2

Boarding Area D - Meet & Greet Area - Level 2
Garden in San Andreas Valley

Garden in San Andreas Valley 1983

Mark Adams
b. /
Flat-weave wool tapestries
84 in. x 204 in

Mark Adams was a stained-glass designer, painter, and tapestry artist. In 1955, he studied with the influential French tapestry designer Jean Lurçat. In this installation, Adams portrays different Bay Area gardens, capturing each in a specific light. Garden in San Andreas Valley shows a fantastical garden with poppies, roses, and tulips, where a dreamy overcast day is revealed beyond the gated entrance. Pond in Golden Gate Park illustrates white Japanese irises at the edge of a pond and a pink and yellow sky at sunset is glimpsed through silhouetted Monterey pines. Set against the Marin Headlands during a reddish-orange sunset, Garden Outsidethe Gate depicts an arrangement of dahlias, chrysanthemum, and hydrangeas. All three tapestries were woven in the traditional Aubusson style by the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop.