A Mosaic of Bay Area History

 Posted by on December 20, 2013
Dec 202013

San Francisco International Airport
Terminal 1 Connector
Level 2

Joyce KozloffBay Area Victorian, Bay Area, Deco, Bay Area Funk by Joyce Kozloff – 1982

This artwork is inspired by historical decorative styles found in the Bay Area. The left panel, Bay Area Victorian, draws its sources from the ornament on old homes in the Mission District, Pacific Heights, the Western Addition and Potrero Hill.  The right panel, Bay Area Deco, references downtown Oakland in its heyday, when the Fox and Paramount theaters were built.  Both the celadon grey-green of the I. Magnin store and the cobalt blue and silver facade of the Flower Depot were inspirations.  Bay Area Funk, the center panel, is the collection of Berkeley memorabilia from the 1960’s. There is a humor and lightness to the appropriations of comic books and record album covers, alongside flyers and posters from clubs that were popular during that decade, such as the Fillmore and the Avalon Ballroom.
Joyce Kozloff at SFO
Joyce Kozloff was born December 14, 1942, in Somerville, New Jersey.  She received her

B.F.A. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1964 and her M.F.A. from Columbia University, New York, NY in 1967.

Bay Area Funk

The mosaics were fabricated by Crovatto Mosaics, Yonkers, New York. The tiles were fabricated by the artist and art consultant Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz.

Terminal 1 long mosaic SFO


Mosaics at SFOsai

  2 Responses to “A Mosaic of Bay Area History”

  1. Love all that blue! These are nicely done.

  2. Amazing..Hope people notice as they race for a flight!