Mask Bear

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Creator

fnnch

Rights Holder

@fnnch on Instagram

Title

Mask Bear

Coverage

San Francisco

Spatial Coverage

California

Temporal Coverage

United States

Date

2020-04-10

Format

wheatpasting

Extent

10

Subject

face masks

Contributor

Posted on the artist's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-zmhzHpvId/

Source

From the artist's Instagram: "Over the last few days I have been wheat-pasting “Mask Bears” onto boarded up storefronts in San Francisco. They are now in the Castro, Pac Heights, and Hayes Valley.

To me, wearing a mask is about caring for others. A mask won’t prevent you from getting sick, but if you are sick and don’t know it — contagious but not symptomatic — it can help prevent the infection from spreading. We are all in this together, and we need to get out of this together.

These boarded up stores are depressing. I long to sit down in a restaurant again, get my hair cut again, go to the art supply store again. But until that happens, we might as well use the boards as canvas for art. Instead of bringing our spirits down, they should lift our spirits up. There are now 13 different Mask Bears out and about. If you are feeling cooped up, consider going out for a walk and seeing if you can spot them all!

I hope this finds everyone safe and sane.

Photo Credit: @andrewrettmann

#fnnch"

Description

A large honey bear (in shades of orange and yellow) wears a face mask. Several versions were installed around the city. Other versions wear a chef's hat, hold a piece of pizza, etc.

Relation

HS

Publisher

Dr. Heather Shirey

Rights

Photo Credit: @andrewrettmann

Type

Still Image

Identifier

UAM-C19_0035

Geolocation