One of the most enjoyable things about living in the city of San Francisco is how visually dynamic it is. There is simply art everywhere, but not in a way that inundates you. The most interesting pieces are hidden away in nooks and crannies that you may not even see. ART on STREETS highlights this city’s art through the lens of a “Polaroid” camera (except it’s various apps on the iPhone). Each week we will feature a different soundtrack for your viewing pleasure: a single song from a Bay Area musical artist. So plug in your earbuds (or not) and have a listen while you check out the art.
This piece is quite honestly the first example of mixed-media street art I have found. Bright and boldly worked, she stands out in this city full of “art on streets.” There is a whole variety of things going on here. Ceramic pieces, mosaic areas and painting are the main components of this tribal woman. Even the sunlight adds a dynamic element to the scene, as it reflects off the glass in the stunning mosaic earrings. Take the J or the F and find her on 16th Street at Sanchez (map), just a skip off of Market Street or a block up from Church.
Street art credit:
“Torantsin Renace” (1998) by Colette Crutcher
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Musical Artist: Actual Rafiq
Title: Welcome to the Jumble
Find this week’s featured piece at 16th and Sanchez. [Map]
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