Utopia

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


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Bicycling overturning car dependency view
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Two images, two opposites: vertical Dystopia, and horizontal Utopia. view
Bicycle Revolution by Mona Caron15Bpi111BB16
A picture of the changes that bicycling for transportation can bring. view
Turn Left by Mona Caron15Tpi111TT11
There is a choice ahead. Do we keep going straight? view
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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 Caron35Mpi111MM11
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
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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)83Wpi511WW15
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
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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