gas station art

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21st and Valencia, Canon Digital Rebel

The old Shell station on this corner has slowly but surely been completely taken over by graffiti (some of which is quite beautiful) political posters, and other various stickering and art-making.

During the fall, one artist took bright green and reddish leaves and wove them into the chain link fence around the old gas station. She created a beautiful thick pattern {a la Andy Goldsworthy} that made everyone’s jaw drop as they passed. It only lasted a few days {I somehow didn’t make it with my camera until they dried} but their skeletons are still there. Little bits of brittle leaf stuck in the metal.

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Anonymous

    I am imagining that fence….
    gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Leonie

    Thank you for sharing your neighbourhood! It is S U B L I M E 😀

  11. wn

    Valencia….Valencia Street….as in 826 Valencia….Eggers….you know, I never put 2+2 together that this was an actual street. And a street with cool treasures too!
    Now I know!
    thanks
    wn

  12. Claire

    Wow, these are some great photos and a really cool way to show us your neighbourhood, I’d automatically go for the standard shots if I was going to do something like it but these are so much more real and give you a real taste of the area.

  13. ali

    How cool that there is so much eye candy in your neighborhood – a reminder that I need to open my eyes more again.

  14. michelle

    Wow! Andrea! When I was visiting San Francisco last month, we stopped in front of that gas station to admire the leaves in the fence. It was pretty neat in January, I wish I had seen it when it was first made.

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