When you look at this utility box from a specific position, its perspective lines will match those of its surroundings, providing a glimpse into an alternative reality.
Behind the box, you see the intersection of Church Street and Duboce Avenue in San Francisco, including my own Duboce Bikeway Mural to the left.
The Utility box envisions the mega-supermarket demolished and replaced with a local farmers' market, but with its rear wall with the mural saved and propped up. This is a vision taken from Chris Carlsson's utopian novel "After the Deluge" - so this painting pays homage to his homage.
Less than a year after I painted it, this piece was removed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (the same entity who commissioned the work) and replaced with a normal grey box, because the electric circuitry inside it broke and its replacement had a different shape.
The original box was subsequently rescued from scrap, and has found a new home in a place that is out of context visually, but at least in a right context philosophically: the urban farm collective called The Alemany Farm.