Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Metal


This metal lady is a 28-foot tall figurative sculpture entitled “Ecstacy” that lived at Patricia Green at Hayes and Octavia Streets in San Francisco for a few years. The work of artists Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito, it was constructed from reclaimed steel in 2007 and was first displayed later that year at Burning Man. It held court at Patricia’s Green from 2010 until 2012. It now resides in a private collection. I always used to wonder what would happen if she started moving and walking around, perhaps in search of an oil can or some WD-40. Then again, this being San Francisco, people probably wouldn’t be fazed in the least.

Check out more metal thingees at Ailsa’s Travel Theme.

About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
This entry was posted in Ailsa’s Travel Theme, Photography, San Francisco, Stephen Kelly Creative, Stephen Kelly Photography, Travel Theme and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Metal

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    she sure is something special

  2. sueslaght says:

    I wish I had scene this in person but appreciate you sharing it. Yes in SF likely people would just nod and smile if she started walking. 🙂

  3. kayrpea61 says:

    I doubt she would silently creep up behind you. Love the hair-do!

  4. cyardin says:

    Epic sculpture!

  5. Madhu says:

    She is strangely beautiful!!!

  6. Just wondering where a private collector might keep a work like that?

  7. pommepal says:

    The angles of your photos make her seem to be slowly dancing and weighted down by her incredible dread-lock hair style.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s