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A Mysterious IconSize: 28.5" x 12.5"
Medium: Oil on panel
Monica Cardanini Collection, San Francisco.
At Jessie Street and in between 5th and 6th Streets in the SOMA district, one can view two PG& E Power Plants, while looking at the tallest buildings in the area. Observing, I am particularly magnetized by the tall power plant that has an Egyptian motif at its highest point, is in brick color, detailed in tiny diamond shapes. To me it is a guardian figure. No matter what time of the day, I love to observe this tower, and feel its guardian presence watching over me. There is a sense of mystery, as I have no direct relationship to this structure, but silent, it creates a magical rhythm.
Although recently, the power plant tower that has its tiny diamond motif at its top is no longer visible. It has been repainted in mint green and not sure if it will go back to its original style.
I discovered a fantastic film titled, “The Sniper”, while attending San Francisco’s Noir City festival at the Castro Theatre. This movie was shot in San Francisco. I was beyond excited to see the original steam plant of Jessie Street featured in "The Sniper". The protagonist is standing at the rooftop of 14 Mint Street, targeting to shoot a woman on Stevenson alley. During this scene, the shooter is distracted from behind by a painter climbing the PG&E plant and becomes his next target, (5th victim). This PG&E tower is captivating to watch close up and from a far. Below is link to view photos of the steamplant in “The Sniper”: http://reelsf.sqsp.com/the-sniper-5th-victim-on-the-smokestack
A Mysterious Icon
was first exhibited during Patricia's Solo Show, titled New Paintings
, at SOMA Gallery, San Francisco, Spring 2004 and was acquired therafter during the Annual Winter San Francisco Art Institute Fair in December that year. This painting is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN
, published in 2008.
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