Garage Door Murals

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Garage Door Murals

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Garage Door Murals

Three garage doors at 20th and Dolores streets now sport the colorful artistic stylings of Sirron Norris, a muralist who has been active in the Mission for years and who also works on the animated TV series Bob’s Burgers. The work was commissioned by the property owners, and comes with a message of multicultural coexistence, featuring a group of characters from different religious and ethnic backgrounds cruising through sunny San Francisco streets together, in one case in a cable car. “Anything that I do, especially if it’s commissioned, I’m limited to how political and overt I can get,” said Norris.”I just try to be as subliminal as possible but also I think maybe speak to locals subliminally, people that kind of get it,” Norris said. For him, art is a refuge from the political turmoil. “When all this nastiness is coming around us, art is the only safe place that we have,” he said. “I feel like it’s the only lifesaver.” Mural on 20th and Dolores Streets by Sirron Norris. Photo by Lola M. Chavez The idea for the mural actually came right on the heels of the election. Norris said he and one of the property owners, who is a realtor, were at a career day event at the International High School the day after Trump’s victory. “We walked in there, and it was all these professionals half of these kids came in crying today, you have to walk in there and prepare these kids for the future,” Norris remembered. As he and others circulated, the realtor recognized his name tag and told him she had a garage door she would like to have painted. At first, the couple who commissioned the piece wanted it to cover the entire detached garage – a bold move in a neighborhood, Norris thought, for a place where its striking palette and sensibility was grey minimalism. “Everything was very conservative, grey, all this bland stuff. No one wants to take a risk, nobody wants to celebrate their architecture now,” he said. “I guess that shows the people that are purchasing these houses now and their non-risk-taking aesthetic.” Mural on 20th and Dolores Streets by Sirron Norris. Photo by Lola M. Chavez Still, he and the property owners eventually agreed that covering the whole garage structure might be a little overboard. “Even though I have disagreement in terms of how everybody paints their house, I still feel like murals are a community thing and I do want the mural to accentuate the neighborhood,” he said. And the passers-by were certainly diverse – Norris recalled having interactions (sometimes confrontations) with not just residents and tourists, but also at least one other artist and more than a few homeless individuals. Overall, he said, “It was an awesome experience, it was nothing but positive.” Mural on 20th and Dolores Streets by Sirron Norris. Photo by Lola M. Chavez Share this:PrintEmailMoreShare on Tumblr Related

Garage Door Murals

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Some towns and cities celebrate murals, and they’re loved by locals as much as those just passing through. It’s essentially the original “public art.” Whether it’s in paleolithic drawings on a cave wall or murals in an ancient burial tomb in Egypt, humans have been drawing on the wall for more than 30,000 years.

Garage Door Murals

Sadly, people with weird tastes can create tension in these situations. In Googling for garage door murals, I invariably found a large animation painted on a garage door of a “biker chick” in a thong panty riding what the bike community calls a “crotch rocket.” I’m pretty sure that’d be an awkward choice of a mural in a residential alleyway.

Garage Door Murals

There’s no need to confinethe choice of murals to landscape and portraiture like we’re used to seeing. Instead, think in terms of fun Mondrian-esque color blocks, geometric patterns, abstract work, and other stimulating imagery. Tap into your inner-MC Escher.

Garage Door Murals

It’s an expensive project, whether you hire an artists to do one or you buy a peel-and-stick garage door mural decal, and there’s no guarantee it won’t get graffiti’d or tagged by some angry kid. But that’s life — no guarantees. Same thing’s true of a boring white garage door too.

Garage Door Murals

A simple study of cherry blossoms by the shore, it won’t be only for her family to enjoy, but instead something the whole neighborhood can love. Apparently this is Ann Marie Fleming’s first garage door mural, but I bet it won’t be her last.*

I’m very smitten with the simple, honest cherry blossoms on my friend’s door. Maybe not everyone will love it, but I think more beauty can’t hurt anyone in this world. More art, less conflict, says I.

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