The San Francisco Visual Art Committee in the Arts Commission selected the final design for the San Francisco 'Comfort Women' memorial. The design was among the 30+ applications that were submitted for the Call for Artists.
This memorial will be installed in the St. Mary's Square park annexation (500 Pine St.) in the heart of San Francisco. For more information, please visit CWJC's website: RememberComfortWomen.org
The selected design "Women's Column of Strength" is by renowned sculptor Steven Whyte.
The three girls on top of a cylindrical pedestal represent the victims from different parts of the world, and the grandma figure represents the survivors who are continuing their struggle for justice and dignity.
The memorial will be accompanied by a plaque that explains the 'Comfort Women' history and its meaning today.