Manifest Destiny

Titled Manifest Destiny!, the cabin or human-sized birdhouse affixed to Union Square’s Hotel des Arts floats curiously, high above the hustle and bustle of downtown San Francisco.

The charming, yet provocative, statement on the arrogant perseverance of the city’s early settlers was created by artists Jenny Chapman & Mark A. Reigelman II to comment on the end of the American dream (high rent, no jobs).

Using a 19th-century architectural style and vintage building materials, the structure is a commentary on the arrogance of Westward expansion, satirising man’s relentless quest to claim every last available plot.

The duo’s humorous and thought-provoking work will remain until 28th October…

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