Dr. Seuss meets the Mission

I was blown away by this piece at Lexington and 18th in San Francisco’s Mission.


Andrew Schoultz and Aaron Noble created Generator in 2002-2003.  It depicts an incredibly detailed, interconnected scene of buildings and birds and machines.

It seems more like a drawing than a mural, actually.  I love the Dr. Seuss-ian style with its curving, elaborate, lopsided buildings and the motion and humor of the birds and machines.

It also includes little signs with references to the neighborhood.

I read an article interpreting Generator as a statement about gentrification in the Mission.  That may be true.  Or not.  I like not knowing.

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