To the left of the tall windows, a curtain opens to reveal a meadow with its grass roots exposed. Underground, there are sprouting seeds. These seeds are made of tile, and each was created by a different community member in the immediate vicinity of the mural.
A few small dandelion-like seed puffs drift from this panel over into the utopian vision of the neighborhood, to the right. This connects the idea of the grassroots of society overcoming hardship through both personal healing and mutual help, with the sowing of seeds for a better world. The grassroots creates a better future as it grows and blossoms.
The tiles were created for the mural at the Central City Hospitality House Community Arts Program, and The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Tenderloin Clubhouse Art Program. Special thanks to Kay Weber and Lisaruth Elliott for the extra help with coordination and installation logistics.