If you stand at the southeast corner of Haight and Pierce, you might run into the very people whom Kate Deciccio painted on the walls of the corner building. There's the little girl who rides her scooter in the neighborhood. There's the older guy who sells Street Sheet. And there's the host of other people — including three young taggers, and a young African-American pianist — who live in the Lower Haight and are central to the large artwork that Deciccio painted a year ago. The work's biggest image, though, is of the late Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, Africa's best-known environmental activist. None of the people in Deciccio's street art are named on the building — an omission that's partly designed to prompt curiosity in... More >>>
Photograph by Camila Bernal
Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai and some locals make up a tribute to the Lower Haight neighborhood.