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Manifest Station: A vanishing act by Mona Caron.

Photo credits: Mona Caron.

Utility enclosures are usually ugly boxes, context-less and ubiquitous. Ripe for some artistic treatment, the muralist Mona Caron has made one disappear!

Located on Duboce Avenue at Church Street in San Francisco, the utility box almost vanishes into the street scene when viewed from a particular spot.

Look closely and you can see the Duboce Bikeway mural painted by the same artist in the background and quoted in the Manifest Station piece, except she has demolished the supermarket on whose wall the Bikeway mural was painted, and replaced it with a farmers market!

How charming!

Gratitude to this is colossal.

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DETAIL 7+8/2020
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