New Mural Takes Shape on Helipad House



Bernal Hill is swell place to go for a nature walk, but it’s also becoming a great place to view large-scale art. The mural on the old grain silos on the eastern waterfront is now complete, just as a new installation takes shape on the northern-facing facade of the “Helipad,” the contemporary home at the top of Folsom near Ripley.

Neighbor Regina previews what’s coming:

Life’s too short to live in a plain white house. Plus, the hottest neighborhood in America should have a hot pink element. The artist is Casey O’Connell and we just let her do her thing, which currently involves sharks with gold grills of the San Francisco skyline.

PHOTOS: Top, Monique Soltani. Below, Joe Thomas

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27 Responses to New Mural Takes Shape on Helipad House

  1. Rusty H says:

    I saw this the other day and was really excited. It’s such a visible location, the owners are awesome for doing this!

  2. linda says:

    fabulous work -I will really enjoy this new feature of the view !

  3. MissionBernal says:

    Love it!

  4. dblplus says:

    Has anyone seen the grain silo mural lit up at night with the varying lighting effects? I’ve not seen it yet, it’s been dark. Does it happen randomly or just not ready yet?

    • S says:

      I’ve been wondering the same thing… I haven’t ever seen it light up

    • GreenGirl says:

      I was wondering about that, too. I’ve only seen it during the day so far but love the idea of the 2 other views depending on the lighting.

      • Shane says:

        Exciting breaking news from the East Slope!

        Right now (7:20 PM Tuesday night) the grain silo lights are being tested and it looks fantastic. I was alerted to this by a good friend over on Winfield who’s friends with the artist, who’s in town to get the lights up and running once and for all. Seems like us lucky East Slopers are going to have an even better night time view for the foreseeable future.

  5. Anita says:

    I live near the house on Precita that used to have a larger than life mural of the Beatles covering the entire facade. I miss it, so I love the idea of a mural on this house which also isn’t far from mine. Also love what the home owner said about letting the artist do her thing. Then clicked on artist’s name and saw pink and shark and. . .is that the new mural? is that a woman poking a shark in the eye? Ouch!

  6. S says:

    as an aside i think this artist has a mural in glen park as well

  7. Pick it up Pete says:

    If Candlestick is north of Bernal then yes that’s the “northern facade”.

  8. Noemonkey says:

    What a lame excuse to paint a wall of a house. “life’s too short”? huh?
    So we are hiking up on this beautiful piece of open space in SF and we look down on a mural.

    Sure, the owner may choose to do what they want, but a poor excuse for another piece of lame art facing our parks. I think I’ll go out there and plant a few fast growing shrubs and trees to hide it.

  9. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Nice! I’ve never been a fan of that house, just looks so blocky and soul-less, but this looks like it might add some much-needed flavor! Kudos!

    • Noemonkey says:

      What is flavor?
      And why is it “much needed”?

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        Well, as noted above, it is much-needed because it was previously lacking.

        Before: House is Block-y and soulless.
        After: House is still block-y, but at least it has a mural to give it some soul and identity.

  10. Noemonkey says:

    Soul and identity comes from the humans who inhabit the space, not from a few cans of paint and a graffiti “artist”.

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