Frame / Refrain

 ©Treve Johnson


Mildred Howard places an enlarged version of an antique Rococo bronze frame within the landscape of the Hunter’s Point Shipyard.  The frame captures Walter Hood’s structure – “Refrain” – more than 100 yards downhill. The three-dimensional structure further explores interior/exterior duality and considers the space invoked by Howard’s frame. The frame’s sense of limits is expanded here to a limitless multiplicity of valued spaces and views. Together “Frame-Refrain” provide a point of contact between the worlds of public and private, bridging the brawny, industrial world of steel and concrete with the fragile treasures of art and antiques.


San Francisco, CA 2015
Budget: $250,000
Size: 30' x 10'