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2000 Mullinix Drive
Coronado, California, 92118

Tales of the Big Bay by Annika Nelson

Public Art

About the artist:

Tales of the Big Bay are four Nature Interpretive signs in the children's play area of Tidelands Park. They describe the Coronado Bay and its history. The largest San Diego Bay park, Tidelands Park, offers a small beach, recreational fields, picnic areas and plenty of open space for a variety of outdoor activities. A scenic bike path extends from the Silver Strand to the Old Ferry Landing.

Specializing in collage, block print and scratchboard, Annika M. Nelson's work crosses cultural borders, stimulates dialogue between generations, and portrays images of everyday life and the environment. She has illustrated several books including Folk Wisdom of Mexico (Chronicle Books, 1994), Canto Familiar (Harcourt Brace, 1995), Pumpkin Prize (MacMillan Inc, 1996), Dancing with Dziadziu (Harcourt Brace, 1997), Child of God (Liturgy Training Publications, 1997), Dominga's Wonderful Year (Liturgical Press, 2003), and Colors of Me (Sleeping Bear Press, 2011). In addition to cover illustrations and contributory images for many national and international publications, Annika also designs logos and graphics for t-shirts, posters, banners, interpretive signs and interactive educational displays for businesses both large and small. She has also received commissions for a number of public art installations ranging from interactive murals to a sculpture series permanently installed at the Tidelands Park in Coronado, California.