ART on STREETS: Swoon in the Missionby faern
One of the most enjoyable things about living in the city of San Francisco is how visually dynamic it is. There is simply art everywhere, but not in a way that inundates you. The most interesting pieces are hidden away in nooks and crannies that you may not even see. ART on STREETS highlights this city’s art through the lens of a “Polaroid” camera (except it’s various apps on the iPhone). Each week we will feature a different soundtrack for your viewing pleasure: a single song from a Bay Area musical artist. So plug in your earbuds (or not) and have a listen while you check out the art.
This week we are checking out a piece by the artist Swoon. On a recent visit to our fair city she graced us with this paste-up over on Hampshire, right at 24th Street. If you are going to check it out in person, I suggest that you do it soon—with all this rain, it may not stick to those bricks for long. Incorporating an abundance of nature and art history references, this piece is very bright and flowing, and carries a lot of emotion. However, I particularly appreciate its placement. The only artwork set against a monochromatic brick wall—at the end of a pretty residential block—it jumps right out at you. (In the rain, the wet paper added to this effect.) I got the feeling that strength and perseverance were being birthed right out of the bricks.
Musical Artist: Ganucheau
Hampshire Street and 24th Street [Map]
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