Public Sculptures by Adriane Colburn seen at 16th Street & Missouri St, Potrero Hill, San Francisco - Shadow Kingdom
Public Sculptures by Adriane Colburn seen at 16th Street & Missouri St, Potrero Hill, San Francisco - Shadow Kingdom
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Made from Steel, Granite, Native Plants, Shadow Kingdom stands gracefully at 16th Street & Missouri St, Potrero Hill. This site was once the shore of Mission Bay, a 5,000 year-old tidal marsh that was habitat to a rich array of flora and fauna. Created by Adriane Colburn, the five panels that form Shadow Kingdom evoke the layered history of the area. Ship masts intersect with topographical and architectural references. A number of the original species that once occupied the bay are depicted throughout the artwork, including bobcat, beaver, elk, raccoon, ground squirrel, coyote, steelhead, salmon, sedge, pickleweed, terns, sandpipers, egrets, American avocet, black-necked stilts, California clipper rail, and kestrels. When viewed from a distance, the sculpture takes the shape of California grizzly bear.