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Triptych New Montgomery & Market Second Street Warfield Fox Theatre, 1929 Second Street II Second Street @ Twilight Golden Gate Theatre 33 New Montgomery Clock III Mid-Market Departure New Hibernia A New Day: 6th and Market Enchanted Theatre SOMA Rising The Palace and Carpets, diptych II A New Day 6th and Market, Phase One SOMA Rises Again SOMA Scene Hibernia meets Furniture and Carpets 33 New Montgomery Clock Marriott Almighty 33 New Montgomery Clock II The Palace and Carpets, diptych I Work in Progress Work in Progress, Phase One A Work in Progress A Mysterious Icon Rising Still

Rising Still
Size: 38" x 36"
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: 2003

Gannon Collection, London, UK.

Uniting the PG&E Power Plants of Jessie Street at 5th and 6th streets of SOMA district, I bring them together linked by ropes – these ropes can be read as wires, waves, life-line. Although the ropes are light in weight, they may or may not support the towers. At the same time they constitute a glorious setting, an uplifting, holding all together. These towers are standing on a green platform, and can be part of a nautical setting, in water and in motion, yet still. Also, a flag and an arrow are moving skyward. The larger tower on the far left stands strong and static, infinite against the sky. The other two are slightly diagonal and slanted. The taller tower could be a re-incarnation of the other, or its shadow. The copper tower is solid in its interior, alluding to magic and the unknown, sustained by the building on the corner. A bright melon-pink background illuminates Rising Still – a prosperous day, as if ‘nothing nor no-one will impede us…we keep on rising!

Rising Still was first exhibited in 2003 at the San Francisco Art Institute's Spring Show, followed by Patricia's Solo Show titled New Paintings, at SOMA Gallery, San Francisco, in March 2004. In 2005, Rising Still was exhibited at Double Punch Gallery group show titled Five. And was followed by another group exhibition in 2005, titled Holiday Party, at Bonfire Communications, San Francisco. This painting sold in 2008 and resides in the UK.

Rising Still is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008.

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