18th and Harrison
P.G.& E. Service Yard
Carnaval by Joshua Sarantiti - 1995
33 X 100 feet
Joshua, a Minnesota resident, is a truly prolific muralist. According to his website Joshua Sarantitis has been creating monumental professional work in public spaces for over 20 years. His 40 commissioned works include glass installations and mosaic murals located regionally and abroad including San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Tucson. His ability to collaborate successfully with design professionals, arts administrators and community is rooted in a desire to find common language between our everyday lives and the arts. Joshua embraces using technology as a tool to aid in mastering media including slumped and fused glass, mosaic, plasma-cut steel, concrete, glass frit, ceramic toner on glass, ceramic tile and paint and fiber. He combines the desire for learning with the skilled execution of an accomplished technician.
This was one of Joshua's first murals. It was done in conjunction with Precita Eyes. It was funded by P.G.&E., The Neighborhood Beautification Fund, and the Graffiti Clean Up Fund.
The San Francisco Mission District has been hosting a Carnaval Festival since 1978. I have attended on a couple of occasions and it is always a lot of fun. After the parade, streets are blocked off and food and entertainment can be enjoyed to ones hearts' content.
P.G.&E. (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) supplies Gas and Electricity to most of Northern California. This would explain the workers in the last panels.