Read an article about Heidi Hardin and the Families in Paradise exhibition

SomArts Gallery and The Bayview Opera House present Families in Paradise…an installation, opening in SomArts Main Gallery on January 8, 2004, with a reception from 3 to 7:30 pm.

The show runs January 8 - 28 2004 and will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, Thursdays til 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

Press Release for Families in Paradise...

See images from the installation of Families in Paradise...

To view The Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise... (part one of a series of seven installations) scroll below.


Map of the
Human Family Tree



Hardin Studios presents

The Human Family Tree
A Walk through Paradise...

an environmental installation

Conceived and created by
Heidi Hardin

With Musical Compositions by
Jonathan Sacks

From the Lives and Family Photographs of

Shelley Bradford Bell
R. Scott Madison
Leslie Aguilar
Hideki Richard Uchida

With expressed written permission from all the family members of each of these caring, sharing souls.

The Human Family Tree was conceived in 1998 in the writing of a grant to the Creative Work Fund. It was redefined in 1999 in the writing of a second grant to the Creative Work Fund. It became a reality in 2000 with the help of Jonathan Sacks, the subject families listed above and all those whom we have thanked in pages of this website.

See images from The Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise...

December 19, 2000 through January 13, 2001
Bayview Opera House, San Francisco, CA

September 11-October 15, 2001
Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
For more information call
Newspace at (323) 469-9353

Installation Materials and Labor:
The Home Depot
Fabrics: Britex Fabrics

All images © Heidi Hardin 2001