Acclaimed International Artist Faith XLVII completes Unbound Mural Project for UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, CA. The mural covers two sides of a building at the corner of Golden Gate Ave and Hyde Street in downtown San Francisco.
“The Unbound thematic is born from my personal feelings of frustration of the social- political context of today. Watching the disharmony, the dismantling of human rights and the continuous struggle for equality is exhausting. The only way I can keep going is if I can transform some of this into my work. The work stems from a place of discontent and begs the question of what direction are we headed in? I spent time researching the symbolism of the white flag as well as the history of the Peace Manifesto. Peace Manifesto’s have taken many forms, with voices spanning from the scientist protesting the use of the atom bomb, to Greenpeace and worker parties to woman͛s rights associations.
We formulated our own Manifesto, keeping the perspective as inclusive as possible.
For me, the main objective is empathy. The location of the mural is in the heart of the tenderloin. This is a very desperate corner of San Francisco with meth being dealt openly and heroine being injected right there on the pavements. Spending the week there was deeply saddening and further entrenched the significance of how much work needs to be done.
There is a dire need for the funding of social series and mental health care in the USA. For
humanitarianism of all forms. So first, we need to open the heart, and then we need to make social changes so that people have support the planet is sustainable.
It is not that I believe in an idealistic future, on the contrary I am at times overwhelmed with cynicism. But despite this, I do think that we have to push for the betterment of the future, for the sheer love of the planet and for each other.
The civil liberties that we have, were fought for and we need to be vigilant in this time to protect them. The poetic versus beneath each flag are adapted from The Cosmic Doctrine by Dion Fortune. The words speak of an existential search, for essentially, this is the root of our suffering and confusion.
Avalon of the Heart, The Building of The Atom, The Beginnings of Consciousness, The Beginnings of Mind, The Creation of a Universe, Evolution Upon the Cosmic Planes, Influences Upon Humanity, The Natural Laws, The Law of Polarity, Influences Acting on Human Evolution, The Law of Action and Reaction, The Evolution of Form and Mind, The Evolution of Consciousness, The Evolution of a Solar System, Developing the Power to Communicate Thoughts and The Manifested Universe.” Faith XLVII
Photo Credit Brian Greif / Chop Em Down Films