Bayview Rise

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Bayview Rising
Photo Credit: Bruce Damonte
Lead Artist(s):

Contributing Artist(s):
Tom Drugan
http://www.haddad-drugan.com

Description:

Bayview Rise is an illuminated mural on an abandoned 187 ft. tall grain elevator that marks the northern entry to San Francisco?s Bayview District. The Bayview has been the home of San Francisco's shipyards, slaughter houses, manufacturing, sewage treatment and the power plant. It has also been characterized by social and environmental injustice, unemployment and urban decline. But the community has hopes for the future. At one community meeting, a 96-year old activist likened the Bayview to a balloon "waiting for someone to put some more air in and blow it up." This metaphor became the touchstone for the mural's design, one that weaves together imagery rooted in the Bayview's history and future aspirations. At night, different colored lights cause parts of the mural of that same color to be highlighted while other colors recede into the dark background. This kinetic "illumination animation" abstractly represents a neighborhood in transformation, ready to rise.

PROJECT LOCATION

Vacant Lot/Buidling
Abandoned grain silo at Port Pier 92
Pier 92, San Francisco, CA, 94124
Pier 92
San Francisco, CA 94124
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

San Francisco Arts Commission
The Port of San Francisco
San Francisco Arts Commission
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
250,000
$250,000-$499,999
Public
Mural
LED, Painting
Dimensions: 187' h x 71' w x 7' d
2014
2015