Finding Passage
Finding passage, a public art fabricated steel sculpture. Metal artwork by Andrew Miguel Fuller. AM Andy Fuller. Commissioned by Agi Ban Chiropractic in Berkeley, California

Public art

Finding Passage

Berkeley, California
Repurposed/reclaimed chain link fence
90″ x 4″ x 138″


This was the transformation of a barrier into a passageway; the transformation of a symbol of conflict into a symbol for healing and growth.

All the metal in this artwork was repurposed chain link fence sections, taken from a local hotspot of community conflict. For two years, this fence had walled off the site of a heated battle over the cutting down of an historic WWI-memorial grove of Coast Live Oaks. The fight over the space had been bitter, even seeing protesters living permanently in the tree canopies for years to protect them.

These sections of chain link fence were taken from that site, hammered down, and reshaped into a leafy echo of the land they once barricaded. Reformed into a passageway instead of a barricade, it was mounted around the doorway of a Chiropractor’s office — a place where injured people go to seek out healing.