Dedication ceremonies for the first mural in the California State Park System and one of the largest in San Francisco took place December 17, 1982, 4:00p.m. at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. The theme of the mural expressed through symbolism, shape, and color various stages of a gardening experience. Similarily it expressed the esoteric ideas of birth to death and rebirth again. The mural took four months to complete and is located on a 30 foot high by 100 foot long warehouse wall at 1150 Carroll Avenue, two blocks east of Candlestick Park. The mural overlooks the community garden in the park and was designed by five artists and graduate students from San Francisco State University. The artists, Barbara Plant, Gary Mathews, Eric Graham, James Adams and Maria Gonzalez, have backgrounds primarily in sculpture and created a design unlike that of traditional murals. Rather than using the wall surface as a canvas to be covered, the artists incorporated the exposed pebble wall into the design and purposely left areas unpainted. Awards of appreciation were presented to the artists by Pete Dangermond Jr., Director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation.