Tonantsin Renace Mural 1998, Artist: Colette Crutcher, An American Artist, 16th Street and Sanchez Street, San Francisco, California

Woman's Upper Left Arm
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A closer view of the woman's upper right arm. Fish swam up to her armpit. Tiny figures marched above and the arm itself was covered in a wide variety of designs.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:12 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2217
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A Bright Red Woman
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A bright red woman with arms spread was the main feature of the mural. Leafs in a tree planted in the sidewalk partly obscured her headdress.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:31:39 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2211
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Birds Flew
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Dozens of birds flew and hovered in the eddies caused by the flames burning on the woman's outstretched arm.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:32:21 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2212
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Fish Swam
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At the other end, fish swam under her outstretched arm, and flowers floated over it.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:32:44 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2213
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Forearm Covered in Designs
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The woman's left forearm was covered in a wide variety of designs. Some resembled animals while others were more abstract. Tiny human-like figures marched up the top of the woman's left arm.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:32:54 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2214
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Lightning And Flowers
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Storm clouds rolled into the upper right of the mural. Lightning struck and flowers flew in the storm.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:07 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2216
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On A Fence
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The mural was painted on a fence that protected the yard between two houses on Sanchez Street in San Francisco. As is usually the case, the mural was blocked by parked cars.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:31:37 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2210
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Woman's Face
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A closer view of the woman's face. Notice the snakes that were her hair. Also notice that her earrings were actual mosaics.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:18 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2218
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Her Necklace
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The woman's necklace was sculpted from tiny bits of tile formed into a complex mosaic.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:21 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2219
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Upper Right Arm
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The woman's upper right arm burned in blue flames above and below. The arm itself was covered in a wide variety of symbolic figures.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:29 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2220
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Artist's Signature
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The artist's signature was painted in the lower left of the mural. It read,"Colette Crutcher © 1998."


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:35 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2221
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Hair
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The woman's snake hair was sculpted and painted to give it at tactile texture.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:43 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2222
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Birds
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The upper left side of the mural was covered in birds. Those birds flew over flames and upward toward a silver light.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:47 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2223
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Flames Swirled
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Flames swirled around the woman's left hand. Birds appeared to be created by her left hand and flew outward and around her thumb.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:33:54 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2225
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The Woman
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The woman herself with the yard beyond. This mural is much more striking up close and in person because of the mixture of sculpted elements, tile mosaics, and paint. The attention to detail, such as the snake's tail, set this mural apart.


Tonantsin Renace external link Mural external link 1998   •  Artist: Colette Crutcher external link   •  An American Artist external link   •  16th Street and Sanchez Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:34:13 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 11 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2227
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