Utopia

Envisioning a transformation into a better future.  In this section are illustrations as well as specific parts of my murals on this theme.


Bicycling overturning car dependency view
Two images, two opposites: vertical Dystopia, and horizontal Utopia. view
Bicycle Revolution by Mona Caron
A picture of the changes that bicycling for transportation can bring. view
Turn Left by Mona Caron
There is a choice ahead. Do we keep going straight? view
Series of 9 illustrations playfully imagining a future San Francisco utopia, post- sea level rise. Created for the SF Bay Guardian newspaper. view
Manifestation Station by Mona Caron
When you look at this trompe-l'oeil painted utility box from a specific viewpoint, its perspective lines will match those of its surroundings, providing a glimpse into an alternative reality. view
In the 8th and last panel of this mural in San Francisco, I depicted a re-imagined Market Street, with daylighted creeks, new transit modes, re-purposed buildings, etcetera.  view
Windows Into The Tenderloin, mural by Mona Caron (detail)
This is the part of this mural that became a vehicle for the community to envision an alternative future, another way for their community to exist. The mural incorporated wishes and dreams by people in the street, who were portrayed in the painting in charge of, or participating in, their manifested idea. view
Noe Valley Mural East by Mona Caron
This is the Eastern wall of a diptych at the site of a weekly farmer's market. It contains vignettes showing the neighborhood in the past, and in a utopian future fantasy. view