Shadow Kingdom 2016, Artist: Adriane Colburn, Painted steel and granite, At Dagget Plaza, Mission Bay, San Francisco, California
This artwork inspired by the history of Mission Bay, a 5,000 year-old tidal marsh that was once the habitat of a rich array of flora and fauna. Growth of the city in the 19th century brought shipyards, warehouses and railroads and this part of the bay was eventually filled with sand and dirt from nearby development, as well as debris from the 1906 earthquake. The five panels that form Shadow Kingdom evoke this layered history. [from a plaque at the location]
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Last Panel
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:55:12 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
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The last panel showed birds perched in trees over a forest through which a handsome stag watched.


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Faced The Park
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:54:22 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7604


The sculpture faced both the street and the park. New apartments rose beyond the plaza, and flowers bloomed in the foreground.


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Panels Faced
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:54:29 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7605


The panels that formed the sculpture, faced in different directions. Thus it could be appreciated from the sidewalk or from the plaza.


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One Panel Showed
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:54:40 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7606


One panel showed animals alongside a creek near a fallen log at sunset.


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Another Panel
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:54:46 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7607


Another panel showed birds and other animals in an abstract forest.


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Third Panel
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:54:54 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7608


The third panel showed an abstract cityscape with just a thin wedge of sunlight visible at sunset.


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Fourth Panel
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:55:03 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7609


The fourth panel also showed a cityscape, this one with the moon low on the horizon.


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Defaced Sign
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:54:20 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7603


A sign described the sculpture. Sadly, the first name of the artist had been scratched out.


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A Beaver
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:55:44 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7612


A beaver held a twig.


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A Fish
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:55:48 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7613


A fish swam through the forest.


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A Shore Bird
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:55:53 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7614


A shore bird with two too many legs.


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A Bird
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Shadow Kingdom external link 2016
Artist: Adriane Colburn external link
Painted steel and granite
At Dagget Plaza internal link
Mission Bay external link
San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 11:55:58 Saturday 13 October 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 4 January 2019)
© 2019 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#C18_7615


A bird sought food inside a tree on the other side of which the sun shown.


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