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One of the most enjoyable things about living in the city of San Francisco is how visually dynamic it is. There is simply art everywhere, but not in a way that inundates you. The most interesting pieces are hidden away in nooks and crannies, and many people often overlook the “candy”  placed in prominent locations.  ART on STREETS highlights this city’s art through the lens of a “Polaroid”  camera (except it’s an app on the phone).

On one end of one of the most popular spots in the Mission to view street art-Clarion Alley-there is this face way up there. And it is GIANT. I was walking eastward down the alley from Valencia to Mission, and as I approached Mission Street I started to pay particular attention to the change in texture of a certain building to my left. This building has shingles down the side-a different type of texture than the surrounding surfaces, the context of  which influences the look of this particular artwork. The shingle patterning stops a few feet before the end of the building, and that is where this face begins. It’s quite a noticeable face due to its size and because it is mostly black and white, an anomaly in such a colorful San Francisco alley.

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