Created and Sold by Alice Shaw

Alice Shaw

No Other Lands Their Glory Know (2017)

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At San Francisco International Airport Gate G95, guests are stunned with the artwork titled “No Other Lands Their Glory Know” by Bay Area photographer Alice Shaw. This photographic mural is an image of a redwood forest on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California just north of the City and County of San Francisco. Visitors are invited to enjoy the natural splendor of The Golden State while at the airport.

Shaw’s recent work centers around humanity’s conscious effort to be less prone to conquer the environment and more determined to actively preserve the planet’s natural beauty. Inspired by how gold and other precious metals were used in Byzantine art to beautify and revere paintings and icons, Shaw enshrines parts of her black-and-white images with twenty-two karat gold leaf to instill a renewed reverence for nature.

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Alice Shaw

Meet the Creator

Though she was educated as a photographer she often utilizes other art forms to realize her concepts.

Alice Shaw received a BFA and MFA in photography from San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). Her work can be found in the collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the di Rosa Foundation, Napa, California. She was visiting lecturer at University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and California College of Art. She is adjunct faculty at SFAI and Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California.

Alice Shaw (1965 - ) is daughter of Richard Shaw (Bay Area Ceramacist/Sculptor)"