San Francisco Art Commission Project: 49 South Van Ness Building, 2023
My work was selected by the San Francisco Arts Commission for their 2D Artwork Purchase Program for the 49 South Van Ness Building, headquarters for SF’s Department of Public Works. My painting for this project is from a series called Deep in the Willowwacks, and this surreal landscape takes the viewer on a fantastical journey through densely woven imagery that has both realistic and abstract elements. Read more
Commission for new City Hall, Sunnyvale, CA, 2023
Lederer was awarded a public art commission for Sunnyvale’s beautiful new LEED certified City Hall. She created a tapestry that is titled The Sunnyside of my Abstracted Garden, and activated the 7’ x 9’ foot surface with washes of neon paint, tufts of yarn, embroidery thread, vintage buttons and beads. Read more
Menlo Park Mural
Elevate Art Menlo Park commissioned Carrie Lederer to create their first mural project for this new public art organization. Located at Menlo Church on the side of the Teen Center, the title of the mural is Under the Wide Sky We Gather.
Carrie Lederer is inspired by the bold and delicate forms that exist in nature. The tapestry-like image is orderly, but in disarray. It’s realistic, but also abstract. And like the ecosystem that surrounds us, one hub of activity finds a connection and entwines into the next.
Lederer is interested in micro and macro perspectives to convey the mysterious realms of the natural world. Her image transports viewers across land and sky, illuminating a path to the deep, dark recesses of our universe. The magical terrain conveys the rustle of the wind, the flow of water, and the chatter of animals that happens all around us every day. The work stems from a personal curiosity about nature and our connection to it.