Soma, Art By The Flaming Lotus Girls

Sculpture On Two Wooden Platforms
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The sculpture was located on two wooden platforms between the Ferry Building and Pier 14. From this angle it was difficult to tell that it represented a human axion.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:02:10 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9430
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Wooden Platform Provided Extra Seating
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The wooden platforms that supported this SOMA sculpture by the Flaming Lotus Girls created extra seating.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:02:28 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9431
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A Light At The End Of Each Arm
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Each arm of the sculpture ended in a light. Some of the lights were round while others were pointed.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:02:44 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9432
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Complex Wiring Inside Core
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The core of the art was a made up of pentagons and filled with a complex arrangement of electrical wires.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:02:47 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9433
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View Looking Toward The Bay Bridge
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Another view of the sculpture looking toward the Bay Bridge. Notice how the lower part of both trunks are covered in glass to prevent public access to the wiring.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:03:21 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9435
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Detail Of Arm Ends
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A close up look at a few of the arm ends. Note the two different collars for the lights and the two different shapes for the lights.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:03:36 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9437
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Sunset Til 2:00 AM
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Buttons controlled the lighting of the sculpture, but only at nighttime between the hours of sunset and 2:00 a.m.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:03:44 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9438
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The Flaming Lotus Girls
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A sign on the sculpture read,

The Flaming Lotus Girls are a San Francisco-based volunteer organization creating large scale works of interactive art. FLG combines sculpture, kinetics, robotics, pyrotechnics and electronics to inspire and invite viewers into an environment of participation. Members of FLG are empowered to learn new skills and become cooperative, experienced artists within a fluid organizational structure that emphasizes creativity, education, volunteer contribution & leadership opportunities. All volunteers are welcome.

www.flaminglotus.com


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:03:44 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9439
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A Joint In The Trunk
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A joint in the overhead trunk where two pentagon faces join. Notice the amount of skilled welding that went into the creation of this sculpture.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:03:56 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9439
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Lights Around The Trunk
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Lights also adorned the trunk of the sculpture. All the trunk lights were flat, round and spiked.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:04:32 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9446
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Inside A Broken Light
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One of the lights near the base had been broken off. This is what the circuit behind the light looked like.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:04:32 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9450
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The Sculpture In Context
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Here was the sculpture in context with its surroundings. Off to the far left was the entrance to pier 14. To the right was Herb Caen Way, the wide sidewalk alongside the Embarcadero. To the immediate left was San Francisco Bay.


Soma   •  By the Flaming Lotus Girls external link   •  Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:05:51 Saturday 10 January 2015)   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 February 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_9453
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