HUMMING WITH LIFE: Restoration on La Cocina Municipal Marketplace 2021
Years after the San Francisco Civic Center Post Office closed and the mural had been painted over and destroyed hummingbirds once again fly through the restored mural and circle lightly at the center of this garden, vibrant, fragile yet strong, pollinating this city corner with creative energy. As the design moves out along each wall plant motifs drawn from the visual traditions of San Francisco’s rich mix of cultures turn into trumpets and other musical symbols representing the surge of music and art in the Tenderloin neighborhood. The mural now wraps La Cocina Municipal Market Place, an incubator program and the nation’s first women-led food hall. Portraits of La Cocina’s chefs, low-income and immigrant women entrepreneurs, greet the public as they enter the building.
Mural Team: Luis Parra Dzul, Cesar Moreno, Elaine Chu, Pablo Ruiz Arroyo, Matthew Floriani, Taylor Coburn and Stefhani Godinez
Funded by: SF Department of Public Works and SF Community Challenge Grant
See the time lapse document of the restoration: