Beginning shortly after Christmas 2001 and running into the new year, Andrew Schoultz changed a long, drearily gray wall in Hayes Valley into a delightful, off-kilter universe, one in which distressed giraffes with airplane propellers tied to their stomachs floated above a dense, ramshackle world of intricately corkscrewed buildings; blue birds sporting green tufts of hair blew into trumpets. If the themes were geared toward neighborhood children, the mural -- with its complex anthropomorphism and deceptive cuteness -- was indicative of the style that has earned Schoultz a reputation as one of the most promising artists to emerge from San Francisco's... More >>>