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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

SOMA Scene
Size: 48" x 72"
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: 2005

Welch Collection, San Francisco.

Uniting the buildings of San Francisco’s SOMA district under a bright dark brown sky, the city is uplifted by the neon lights illuminated by an emerald full-moon. Several iconic structures are imagined such as The Palace Hotel’s signage, along with the Golden Gate Theatre and the Old Emporium’s rotunda silhouettes. The power plant tower, originally the PG&E Power Plant of 5th and Jessie Streets,  placed in the middle continue to rise, along two other figures rising at the sides: a construction stairway on the right, and on the left a sharp pinnacle belonging to the clock tower. This clock is part of the 33 New Montgomery Street building, situated across from the Palace Hotel. I observe this clock in a daily basis. I look up and the time will read 9:05: a repetitive moment. Incorporated at the bottom is an arcaded column, a continuous icon presented in my works, and admiration to classical architecture, juxtaposed with the modern. The arcades present a range of luminous colors and opacity, a clean atmosphere. SOMA Scene is my own vision for SOMA – the coming excitement at night, awake and silent.

SOMA Scene has not been exhibited. As soon as this painting was completed, Patricia's Private Collector came to visit her studio one evening and the painting sold, (2005).
SOMA Scene is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008.

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