Boarding Area G - Level 3

Sanctuary/Sanctuario 2000

Juana Alicia & Emmanuel C. Montoya
Fresco mural and basswood bas-relief sculpture
240 in. x 288 in.

This painting is a family portrait of the Bay Area, a place rich with many different cultures. Just as arrival at SFO is the beginning of a new life for many immigrants, so it is refuge to many shore birds that flock annually to surrounding wetlands. The mural is painted in traditional “fresco buono,” an ancient painting technique that mixes pigment directly into wet plaster.