Guiding Stars is a public artwork in San Mateo, California.
Guiding Stars uses a compass as a metaphor for the continual evolution of a place and its inhabitants. Approached from any direction, it invites viewers to center, re-orient, and pivot, as they consider moving forward in space and time. Movement is characteristic to all phases of Bay Meadows, as a place where Native Americans gathered, airplanes took flight, thoroughbreds raced, and people commute, live, explore, and celebrate life.
Guiding Stars is located in the publicly accessible Bay Meadows town square at South Delaware Street & Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, California (map).
Caption: Christine Wong Yap, Guiding Stars, 2017, terrazzo public artwork, 31 x 31 inches.
Photo source: City of San Mateo
2018–2019 social practice, mixed media