The new mural on the waterfront silos visible from the eastern side of Bernal was completed a few weeks ago. Now the multicolored lights that animate the mural at night are also live, and the result is rather wonderful.
Bayview Rise is an illuminated animated mural located at the Port of San Francisco’s Pier 92 grain silos on Islais Creek. The project weaves together iconic imagery reflecting the Bayview neighborhood’s changing economy, ecology, and community. Its large-scale graphics will make its primary images visible from a distance, while views up close will reveal the abstract patterns from which those images are composed. In the night sky, the imagery is animated with lighting effects to allow viewers to enjoy the work throughout the day. The artwork is conceived as a gateway into Bayview Hunters Point and will be visible and changing from day to night.
Neighbor Michelle described the illumination of the project after spending some time with it:
Seeing it transform before your very eyes is so much more powerful than any still shot. I have attached a small teaser…a video I shot a few weeks ago when the artist was in town from Seattle to test out the piece. It is amazing that the changing imagery is not projection, but all paint and the different pictures revealed by the color of the light directed at the paint. The fellows who installed the lights installed some of the lights on the Bay Bridge art piece as well.
The piece is scheduled to be up for a few years, so there will be plenty of time to enjoy it. While not visible from our house on Winfield, it can be seen quite well from the glamorous east slope of Bernal… and Neighbors Shane, Katy, Deckie and Evelyn have a great view right through their front door!
Neighbor Michelle’s onsite video demonstrates the mural’s magical morphing powers:
PHOTO and VIDEO: Courtesy of Neighbor Michelle