72" x 60" | Oil on Canvas | 2017
The technology industry boom in San Francisco is on all bay area locals’ minds. In effect displacement has become a reality for many. A metaphor for this growth is how we are architecturally and technologically looking up, and building upwards. The city is rising vertically, with taller skyscrapers, and is utilizing the sky for advertising. Just as some may lease the air in that way, you can store your information on the digital cloud. Even though these topics are present in our daily culture, and technology is affecting our lives, all is ephemeral, and nature bats last.
A fragment of a skytyping advertisement above San Francisco during Fleet Week of 2016 inspired this piece.
Artist: Lauren Szabo
Show: Iconographic Drift Lauren Szabo