art, murals, illustration
Block Print illustration
the 24th Street / Noe Valley murals
-- click on images to enlarge and see a photo gallery of each mural --
Design and painting by Mona Caron.
Artist's assistant: Lisa Ruth Elliott.
Project coordinator: Joel Pomerantz.
Made possible by a grant from the City's Community Challenge Grant Program
Fiscal sponsor: Clean City Coalition
Location: 3871 24th Street, between Vicksburg and Sanchez (Noe Valley neighborhood), San Francisco, USA.
( Google MAP )
Mural sizes: 14' x 65' (4,26 x 20 meters) on the East side, and approx. 12' x 65' on the West side.
The mural theme:
The mural comprises two paintings that face each other over a small park and parking lot in the Noe Valley neighborhood.
As a tie-in to the weekly farmer's market that is held there, both murals feature giant botanical illustrations of vegetables and their leaves and blossoms. A scroll-like ribbon weaves around the vegetables. Wherever the ribbon is larger and appears closer, there are views of the neighborhood depicted within it. On the Eastern wall, these views show scenes from Noe Valley's past (late 1930's) and a positive future vision. On the western wall, there are two views of the present: one of the upper, Western part of 24th Street (Noe Valley), and one of the adjacent Mission District part of the same street.
10/2/08 article in the SF Chronicle newspaper
12/16/07 article in the SF Chronicle newspaper
Special thanks to David Solnit, Tom Cohen, Lisa Ruth Elliott, Nicholas Kasimatis, Mirissa Neff, Rupa and the April Fishes, Mark Growden, Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney, Elizabeth Crane, Cindy Thomson, The Conscious Fashionistas, Haystack Pizza, Noe Valley Bakery, Noe valley Ministry, Happy Boy Farms, Juicey Lucy, and many more for making this event possible and such a blast!!
Thank you to all who came to the unveiling party on Saturday, September 27th!!
See photos of the unveiling party!