Roundabout Public Art Project

"Circulation" by Ana Teresa Fernandez 


Project Finalist recommended by Art Selection Panel and Public Art Steering Committee, approved by City Council.


Conceptual Design Proposal  

"Circulation" represents the interconnection we need to provide life and sustain the ability to grow. These lines are the pulse of our community that intersect the lives of people who harvest the land as much as the people who enjoy the fruits. The lines evoke the rows of vines which host grapes from all over the world, side by side. Similarly, many hands from all walks of life, and different parts of the world, work side by side braiding this connection. Napa exists and thrives because work visas allow migrants access to come from afar and work the land . An invisible constellation has made this circulatory system possible.

Each circle of the artwork is connected to another. They are supported and integrally held together. The same neon green that workers wear as safety gear while working the fields is the main color for "Circulation." This often invisible population, who toils the earth day and night will be at the center of the conversation. The symbolic nature of this color will now pulse with radiance at the heart of this intersection. The design is inspired by the diverse landscape and conflux network of Napa. The shape is modeled after the Opuntia Prickly Pear Cactus. This plant migrated North naturally from Baja California and is now part of Napa's landscape.

  1. Meredith Nevard

    Public Art Coordinator

"Circulation" Ana Teresa Fernandez

RIMA Design Group

About Ana Teresa Fernandez


ANA TERESA FERNÁNDEZ was born in Tampico, Mexico in 1981. Her family emigrated to California in 1992. Since then, she has been based in San Francisco. Her practice explores the politics of intersectionality through time-based actions and social gestures that reference land art, performance, and history painting. Her multidisciplinary practice often begins with performance, and expands to video, photography, painting, and sculpture.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, Kentucky; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Snite Museum of Art, Norte Dame University, Indiana; The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry, Riverside, California; and the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, California and Paris, France.

Major public projects include On The Horizon, which was featured in an exhibition titled Lands End, organized by the FOR-SITE Foundation in San Francisco in 2021. Collaboration is a core value of Fernández’s practice and includes projects such as SOMOS VISIBLES with Arleene Correa Valencia and Truth Farm with Guadalupe Garcia, Correa Valencia, and Ronald Rael.

Major public projects include On The Horizon, which was featured in an exhibition titled Lands End, organized by the FOR-SITE Foundation in San Francisco in 2021. Collaboration is a core value of Fernández’s practice and includes projects such as SOMOS VISIBLES with Arleene Correa Valencia and Truth Farm with Guadalupe Garcia, Correa Valencia, and Ronald Rael.

Project Vision


The City of Napa has developed a growing art collection over the past 50 years reflecting the community’s evolving culture and identity. This gateway statement piece is commissioned to amplify the City of Napa on the international art map as well as create a great sense of local community pride. The artist and their artwork should reflect our values of diversity and inclusion along with set a high bar for future permanent works. Just as the City of Napa has a rich history and enduring story, our hope is this work will not only reflect our past but have a part in elevating and transforming Napa as we embark on a bold new chapter of the community’s public art program.

Roundabout Public Art Project
The City aims to accomplish the following primary goals with this public art project: 

  • Enhance Downtown Napa’s image as a world class art destination
  • Be iconic and a true gateway piece
  • Be site specific and original 
  • Be viewable as a drive-by experience

The project was identified by the Public Art Steering Committee and City Council as a high priority under the Gateway category of the Public Art Master Plan. In 2020 the City of Napa completed construction on the three roundabouts located near Hwy 29 at California, 1st Street and 2nd Street where they identified the location of the gateway artwork as part of the roundabouts planning.   

Public Art Fund

The City of Napa has a dedicated Public Art Fund.  This fund was created in conjunction with the City’s Public Art Ordinance that requires commercial developers to dedicate 1% of the project construction costs (over $250,000) to public art on their site or to pay the 1% into the Public Art Fund. This fund is used to support permanent public art throughout the community on city property.  The City created a Public Art Master Plan in 2014 to help identify goals and priorities for the Public Art Fund.