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Other Works in this Series:
Dreaming Pacifica Pacifica VI Tribute to Magic City Memory of Pacifica Futurist Pacifica Tribute to Pacifica, (Tribal) Pacifica No.5 Pacifica, Happy 75th! PACIFICA Artist at Work Elephant Towers & Tower of the Sun Court of Pacifica Tribute to Pacifica

Size: 30" x 24"
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: 2015

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is the third painting I've devoted to this series and is inspired by the face of the statue of Pacifica, taken from the illustration that beautifully graces the cover of the original brochure of the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. Si Vanderlaan did the cover for this brochure and is a beauty!

Pacifica was an 80 footer made of plaster and built by Ralph Stackpole, and she stood at the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-40 at Treasure Island. Pacifica was the theme statue for the exposition, representing world peace, neighborliness, and the power of a unified Pacific coast. She was monumental, a peaceful, almost prayer-like female figure, and as if welcoming guests at the fair. She was demolished after the fair ended in 1940. She was and continues to be an iconic figure and it is hoped one day to have her re-built and back at the Island. This time I've painted her face in a more dream-like night time look.

"PACIFICA", has been awarded in ArtSlant's 1st monthly 2015 Showcase competition in the Category of Painting II. This painting will be exhibited for the first time at the annual "Sf History Days" with Treasure Island Museum, March 2018.

1st 2015 Showcase Winner


Category: painting-II


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