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Megan Wilson, Clarion Alley, 2000


Megan Wilson: “In the Spring and Summer of 2000. I created 250 signs, all with the single word Home painted in black against a color background. Within the “H” of each sign a flower was painted. The signs were painted on 1/4″ plywood and ranged in size from 12″x18″ to 16″x30″. The signs were distributed in San Francisco to those living on the streets, businesses, and residents. Better Homes and Gardens attempted to use the same multiple-site tactic that advertisers use – placing the single-word message throughout neighborhoods in San Francisco in an effort to raise the consciousnesses of San Franciscans around the timely and critical issue of displacement. The project’s goal was twofold: (1) to heighten awareness around the issues of “home” and (2) to cultivate a dialog within communities and amongst disparate groups. In addition I painted two large 7’x10′ signs at each entrance of Clarion Alley (between Mission and Valencia and 17th and 18th Streets) – one reading “Home” at the Valencia Street entrance and one reading “Casa” at the Mission Street entrance – as part of the Clarion Alley Mural Project.”