Photo: Jonathan Percy

Fearhead is a collaborative temporary mural installation for the group public art exhibition Wonderland held in October 2009. It’s located in the Tenderloin District – 56 Golden Gate Ave (between Taylor and Jones) San Francisco, CA. Artist Collaborators: Mitsu Overstreet, Roman Cesario, Robert Gonzalez Medium: Aersol and latex on mixed substrate, Size: Aprox. 50’x18′

Artistic Narrative
“In San Francisco there is a giant monster watching the people of its neighborhood walk by its enormous head. It sees its residents and visitors with six enormous eyes walk by with the looks on their faces and the experiences that happen day by day. This monster has a face of fear. Why is it in a state of fear? Well you see this enormous head is fed everyday and its food is saturated in this horrible emotion. The homeless feed it everyday every time a police officer is on the same block. The Police feed it everyday when ever they get a call about violence. The onlookers feed it as they watch the police and the ambulances wail through the streets. The immigrants feed it everyday as they try to assimilate themselves into San Francisco and the United States. The Prostitutes feed it every time they meet a new John. The drug addicts feed it when they don’t get in contact with their dealers. The drug dealers feed it when they go meet their clients. The Tourists feed it when they walk a bit too far from the plaza. This head eats and eats and has become to be in a permanent state of fear. Every time it eats it gets bigger snorting lines of the poverty stricken and getting drunk on the urine of the schizophrenics as bedbugs infest its skin. It can taste the worlds fear pouring down its streets. It fiends for the unhealthy. It looks at the unemployed like its staring down at a buffet.

This enormous face and head is a mural and it lives in the Tenderloin.”


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