SF Bay Guardians

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: SF Bay Guardians
Photo Credit: Ethan Kaplan
Lead Artist(s):
Jenifer Wofford
http://wofflehouse.com

Description:

“SF Bay Guardians” is a series of six unique temporary murals installed on the sidewalk next to storm drain grates around San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Each mural depicts a different animal common to the San Francisco Bay standing guard in front of the storm drain and keeping various bits of trash and other pollutants from entering the bay. These cute animals gaze pleadingly to passersby urging them not to litter. The artwork draws an immediate connection between pollution at the storm drain and the lives of these friendly marine animals. Rather than commissioning painted murals, this project brought an innovative approach to creating temporary murals by using an environmentally friendly adhesive floor graphic product on which the mural imagery was digitally printed. The murals were on display as a one-year campaign to communicate an anti-pollution message in an unexpected and playful way.

PROJECT LOCATION

Sidewalk
Third Street and Mission Bay Boulevard: Six storm drain locations in a pedestrian heavy neighborhood installed within easy walking distance from one another.
Mission Bay neighborhood
Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
15,480
under $50K
Public
Digital, Mural
Mural
2016
2017