Bay Area Mural Mona Caron's Term Paper

Length: 5 pages Sources: 1+ Subject: Art  (general) Type: Term Paper Paper: #83857620 Related Topics: Time Warp 3, Color Purple, Artist, Public Transportation
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"The type of future I'm showing is one that makes use of structures that are there, subverting their function and turning them into something else. People were asking me, 'Are you gonna do flying saucers, hovercrafts?' But I was really intent about not making a future that's just about technology. it's not off-the-wall; it's about technology repurposed in a way that everybody participates in." (Zwickel 2004) This future is directly related to the way she presents community activists, close, realistic, and not glorified. "I do wish for a radical change in society, but I don't envision it happening in a 'revolution.' "... This society could be gradually supplanted by a different one, redundant of the one that exists, being built at the same time. Everyone will do whatever they have to do to survive, but at the same time they could put energy towards building relationships based on different logic. That's what I'm showing in the future section of the mural." (Zwickel 2004)

Mona Caron brings a multicultural flare to the streets of San Francisco. Caron's own diverse background -- raised in another country, her exposure to theatre and culture throughout Europe, and finally finding her place in one of the multicultural...

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Much more than a splash of pretty colors, this mural is a true artistic achievement, a historical documentation, and a dream weaver of sorts, planting hope for the present and future into a work of beauty that can be enjoyed on many levels. "Slyly political, aesthetically appealing, and clearly humanist...'I'm trying to lure people in, people that would not otherwise go out of their way and pay attention to political art. I'm sweetening the pill.' (Zwickel 2004)

Works Cited

Bernstein, J. (2004, June) Market Street in 38 Feet. San Francisco Observer. Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://www.sfobserver.com/june04/castro.html

Caron, M. (2005) the Market Street Railway Mural. Mona Caron Illustration & Murals. Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://www.monacaron.com/~mona/galleries/MSR-unv-gallery/welcome.html

MSR. (2004) the 'Market Street Railway' Mural. Market Street Railway in San Francisco. Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://www.streetcar.org/news/2004/mural/index.html

Pomerantz, J. (2004, May) Mural of the past roars up Market Street and into the future. Articles & Essays. Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://bok.net/jig/mural/msrmural.html

Zwickel, J. (2004, June 30) When a wall is a window. The San Francisco Bay Guardian, 30(40). Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://www.sfbg.com/38/40/art_art_monacaron.html

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Works Cited

Bernstein, J. (2004, June) Market Street in 38 Feet. San Francisco Observer. Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://www.sfobserver.com/june04/castro.html

Caron, M. (2005) the Market Street Railway Mural. Mona Caron Illustration & Murals. Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://www.monacaron.com/~mona/galleries/MSR-unv-gallery/welcome.html

MSR. (2004) the 'Market Street Railway' Mural. Market Street Railway in San Francisco. Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://www.streetcar.org/news/2004/mural/index.html

Pomerantz, J. (2004, May) Mural of the past roars up Market Street and into the future. Articles & Essays. Retrieved February 27, 2005 at http://bok.net/jig/mural/msrmural.html


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