Located temporarily on the Creative Arts Building at San Francisco State University, The Creative Presence was commissioned by August Coppola, Dean of Creative Arts. 
The work was an early form of digital photo mural made with a process created by artist Harry Bowers of Berkeley, California utilizing colored dots made by a pen-plotter type machine on industrial width paper.  The work was not light-fast and only lasted about six months.  Made of six 4’x8’ panels, the delicate paper was hung by an armature off the side of the building.  The photograph was made by creating a large table still life.  The objects were collected from the College of Creative Arts and arranged by the artist.  The work was shot with an 8”x10” camera.
 

The Creative Presence   1988

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