Anandamayi Arnold celebrated the bridge’s 75th anniversary with a nod to the Golden Gate Bridge Fiesta that marked the bridge’s opening in 1937. The artist fashioned seven vibrant crepe paper costumes in the style of the “Fiesta Queens” who presided over the opening festivities. Six of the dresses represent the six counties that supported the building of the bridge; the seventh pays tribute to the bridge itself.
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Born in San Francisco and based in Berkeley, California, Anandamayi Arnold is regularly commissioned to create objects and costumes from crepe paper. She holds a BA from Brown University; her background and training include coursework in art history and costume history at Brown, painting and drawing classes at the Rhode Island School of Design, and traditional Japanese doll-making classes with San Francisco master Yuri Nakamura.