Proposal – Fairy Tale City
The series I proposed is called “Fairy Tale City.” Images will be colorful, densely layered, and contain many playful details. They will depict things that seem too fabulous to be real, but are actual things you can see in San Francisco — public art, architecture, people, urban and natural landscapes. San Francisco is an amazing, and at times, magical place, and I wanted to provide a visual reminder of some of the reasons why we are here and why we stay here. I hope that sentiment comes through, and might be appreciated when, say, packed onto the 38 Geary after a long day.
The image I entered depicts Eric Staller’s Bubbleboat and a swan paddleboat, both of which you can often see on Mission Creek near the houseboats.
I created this image to accompany the poem In The Trance, by Brenda Hillman, and to complement the Muni Art 2019 theme, “Connecting our Communities.”
I am an illustrator and graphic designer who works in a variety of media: digital, painting, and printmaking. In my personal work, I enjoy creating urban and natural landscapes in San Francisco; some of the plein air paintings I created in San Francisco’s Privately Owned Public Open Spaces appeared in The Urbanist magazine. I studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. My work may be found at www.xtineweibel.com and I am @xtineweibel on Instagram.