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Visions of Peace and Justice prf Inkworks Color Sketch, True Colors Mural Project ©2010 Support Youth Arts: THE INKWORKS MURALDonate Today to Support the Youth Arts Program and Make the Mural a Reality See below for information on tax deductible donations to this exciting project. After months of brainstorming, rough drafts, long discussions and [...]
Juana Alicia’s new suite of four bas relief ceramic tile murals and a 67′ long sidewalk, entitled “SANARTE: Diversity’s Pathway”, located at the Ambulatory Care Clinic of UCSF Medical Center at 400 Parnassus Avenue, has recently been installed by Rocket Science. The images below are details of the work in progress, installation and finished work. [...]
JUANA ALICIA: A MURALIST TAKES A GLOBAL LOOK AT THE SPIRIT OF WOMEN
[The following is based on an interview with Juana Alicia on October 6, 2003. With the artist's permission, I have integrated her words with my own so that the narrative flows like the currents that inform it. It was published in The National Organizers Alliance Newsletter (Jan 2004, Issue 21)]
Many cultures have myths about female water spirits, many of which are tales of warning. And maybe we should be warned, because no doubt the water spirits are anxious. The myth most familiar to me is that of La Siguanaba, who lives in the river in wait of unfaithful husbands and misbehaving children. Siguanaba is a combination of words in Nahuatl, meaning spirit of a woman. She is the spirit of a woman, say legends from Central America, made ugly by rain god, Tlaloc, because of her disobedience. Woman’s power, like that of water, is feared and misunderstood even by gods. Juana Alicia paints stories of struggle, strength, and survival. Her art takes the archetypes that characterize our condition as women and show us their history, their beauty and their future–in full color and life-size. The roles that she plays in her life are many, and like the waves of the sea, they move together: muralist, printmaker, educator, activist, painter, mother. The walls of many important places in San Francisco, such as the Women’s Building and the International Airport, hold the stories that her brush has recorded for us. Juana Alicia draws our faces for us on the sides of buildings.
Juana Alicia has just finished her new mural at the corners of York and 24th Streets, “La Llorona’s Sacred Waters”. With fiscal sponsorship by The San Francisco Women’s Center and the Galer??a de la Raza, the support of Las Trenzas Latina Student and
Alumnae Organization of UC Berkeley, and funding from The Potrero Nuevo Fund, The San Francisco Mayor’s Neighborhood Beautification Fund, the Greppi and Leone family and private donors, the artist was able to complete this project on women, water and globalization, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.
Design Concept for Ceramic Tile Murals at UCSF Medical Center
These are the images for a suite of five new mural pieces for the Parnassus Campus of UCSF Medical Center. These drawings were originally conceived as two murals on either side of Millberry Union, but the site has changed; so too will the drawings. The fabrication of my new design began in January of 2005.