Thank you to Sarita Ahuja, Andy Cox, David Lawrence, Meg Mack, Aaron
Noble, and Lucena Valle for their help and support.
Home/Casa (2000) Acrylic on pavement, Mural on Clarion
Alley, San Francisco, CA
In the Spring and Summer of 2000.
I created 250 signs, all with the single word Home painted
in black against a color background.
the "H" of each sign a flower was painted.
The signs were painted on 1/4" plywood and ranged in size from 12"x18" to
16"x30". The signs were distributed in San Francisco
to those living on the streets, businesses, and residents. Better
Homes and Gardens attempted to use the same multiple-site
tactic that advertisers use - placing the single-word message throughout
neighborhoods in San
Francisco in an effort to raise the consciousnesses of San Franciscans
around the timely and critical issue of displacement. The project's
goal was twofold: (1) to heighten awareness around the issues of "home"
and (2) to cultivate a dialog within communities and amongst disparate
groups. In addition I painted two large 7'x10' signs
at each entrance of Clarion Alley (between Mission and Valencia and
17th and 18th Streets) - one reading "Home" at
the Valencia Street entrance and one reading "Casa" at
the Mission Street entrance - as part of the Clarion Alley Mural
Other Projects I have done that relate to this work include:
Market Street Art In Transit
Better Homes and Gardens
Art Strike's Back
Home/Casa, installation on Clarion Alley at Valencia Street
on Clarion Alley at Mission Street