Mr. F and I are settled into our temporary Bay Area home and you guys, we are beyond excited!! Not only are we surrounded by incredible natural beauty ( which, thankfully, we’ve been lucky to have nearly everywhere we’ve traveled ), but we are just a short drive/bus ride/ferry ride away from one of our favorite cities, San Francisco. Although I feel most at home in a less hectic environment, every once in a while, I need to be in a city– to feel that urban energy. The paintings of San Fran photo realist artist Jessica Hess celebrates the graffiti that transforms derelict spaces into urban canvases.
Every city has spaces that aren’t gleaming and new, that’s a big part of their charm. While I don’t condone vandalization of someone else’s property, I do sometimes love a glimpse of bright paint among the rack and ruin. These colorful caches of creativity remind us that there is still life among the neglected.
All images are via the artist’s website.