Mid-Market Dreamscape: The Strand
Paz de la Calzada was selected by the San Francisco Art Commission’s Art in Storefronts program to make a large scale artwork on the boarded-up Strand Theater on Market Street in the middle of San Francisco. The façade was covered with a charcoal drawing of tangled strands of hair, which appear to wrap around the building, with one bold strand of hair trailing from the historic marquee. Unlike traditional murals this wall drawing challenges the spatial boundaries of art, playfully engaging with the architectural space and creating a sense of wonder.
Special thanks to the SFAC, the friends and volunteers who helped, and the Strand Theater owner Mark Casagranda for supporting this untraditional vision.