Humming With Life 2011
San Francisco Civic Center Post Office
Hyde and Golden Gate
This 13′ x 200′ acrylic mural highlights the greening of the neighborhood through plant motifs drawn from the visual traditions from downtown San Francisco’s rich mix of cultures. Humming birds fly through the 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 flowers turn into trumpets and other musical symbols representing the surge of music and art in North of Market’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Hyde Street has a history of music studios and jazz clubs (The Blackhawk) in this area so this mural brings together the past and present in a vibrant, cultural, musical motif.
This project was sponsored by the North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District. It was supported by the United States Postal Service. Assisted by John Elliott and Jenifer Wofford.