Abraham Lincoln Brigade

©Hood Design Studio


The Abraham Lincoln Brigade is a permanent art installation that commemorates Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War. The challenge was to create a memory that actively engages and provokes the imagination of those who visit. The piece inspires movement: an active narration that motivates and directs observers to listen, understand, and act. The installation thereby becomes a theater of history in which any people could imagine themselves participating in the story of Americans so impassioned by their beliefs they gave their lives in the Spanish Civil War fighting against fascism. 

abraham lincoln birgade/san francisco public art

San Francisco, CA 2008
Budget: $400,000
Size: 10' H x 90' W x 3' 
Materials: Onyx and steel