I was working in San Francisco this summer so I had a chance to visit many unique places in SF. One of the most memorable places that I visited that summer was the Women’s Building in the Mission District of SF. I was just walking around in the neighborhood when I stumbled upon this building. The painting on the building itself is very prominent because even though I was several blocks away when I first saw it. I was drawn to the building itself full of curiosity and wonder.
When I finally arrived at the building, I stood in awe for around 10 minutes admiring all of the intricate details. In class last week we discussed how art can be used to abstract concepts. The Women’s Building is a perfect example of that abstraction. The Women’s Building is a women-led non-profit arts and education community center which advocates for self-determination, gender equality, and social justice. As you look at the art on the building you can see how those values of self-determination, gender equality, and social justice are abstracted into art.
Photo and Info: https://womensbuilding.org/about/mission-history/