Swirl Mural 2016, Artist: Nathan Richard Phelps, Division Street, San Francisco, California

Artist's Signature
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The artist's signature was just over a parked car, and just to the left of a "Private Parking" sign. The objects at the edge of the mural resembled blown weeds.


Swirl Mural 2016   •  Artist: Nathan Richard Phelps external link   •  Division Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:17:32 Friday 12 October 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 27 October 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_7388
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Cyclone Eclipse
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The mural decorated the side of a building that faced an overhead freeway. It depicted either a cyclone of white weeds, or a highly stylized eclipse.


Swirl Mural 2016   •  Artist: Nathan Richard Phelps external link   •  Division Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:17:32 Friday 12 October 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 27 October 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_7389
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Almost Hypnotic
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The design seemed to move with a life of its own, and had an almost hypnotic effect.


Swirl Mural 2016   •  Artist: Nathan Richard Phelps external link   •  Division Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:18:04 Friday 12 October 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 27 October 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_7391
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Shapes
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A closer look at the shapes that formed the pattern. Notice how the individual shapes joined as they approached the center, and turned into waves.


Swirl Mural 2016   •  Artist: Nathan Richard Phelps external link   •  Division Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:18:10 Friday 12 October 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 27 October 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_7392
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Brick Core
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A closer shot of the center of the design reveals that the mass of white near the center was painted over bricks or concrete blocks.


Swirl Mural 2016   •  Artist: Nathan Richard Phelps external link   •  Division Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:18:13 Friday 12 October 2018)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 27 October 2018)   •  © 2018 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_7393
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