Native Risers

Location
Steps entering the Detention Facility and Property Warehouse behind the Fremont Police Department, 2000 Stevenson Blvd.

Description
"Native Risers" in bronze and ceramic tile (detail) is by Roberto Delgado and Douglas Warnock. The step risers contain fragmented images pertaining to Coastanoan and Ohlone symbols having to do with the universe as an orderly system. Most are from petroglyphs. Owned by the City of Fremont.

Mr. Delgado wrote, "We wanted to give the people going up the steps…a moment when they could shift their attention from the reality of a detention facility." The tile murals at Fire Station #8 are also by Mr. Delgado.

Douglas Warnock is a professor of art at Idaho State University. Professor Warnock attended the University of California-Santa Barbara, earned his M.A. at San Jose State University, and earned his M.F.A. at Hunter College, city University, New York. About the steps, Professor Warnock said, "We wanted to reflect the many cultures here and remind viewers that ordinary people, not only political or financial types, helped create and develop the area."
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