september, 2018

12sepAll DayLONG VIEW POLAR BEAR(All Day: wednesday) Harry Bridges Plaza Event Organized By: Don's Big Art Event Type:Art and CultureAudience:Open to the Public


Event Details

“Long View Polar Bear” is a key public art event of the Global Climate Action Summit. This sculpture reaches 35 feet tall and is made out of car hoods salvaged from junkyards to make the connection between carbon footprint and habitat loss.

The polar bear is an unlikely visitor to San Francisco made from materials transformed from another purpose. Manifesting forces of climate change, she is searching for allies. Taking the “Long View” is crucial to survival. Combining content and joy, we ask the viewer to develop a relationship with the animal. Polar bears help humans imagine a faraway place, a place most will never visit. They are uniquely positioned as ambassadors to bring the arctic into human awareness. Animals disappear to make room for our cars. Turning wrecked cars into monumental animals visually reverses this process and impacts the consciousness of the viewer.

This is a family event for people of all ages.


All Day (Wednesday)


Harry Bridges Plaza



Don's Big ArtLisa Adler 505 469 2119 1507 4th St